What’s good for President Donald Trump has got to be just as good for the woman who is about to become our next vice president, one Republican said over the weekend.
Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and two-time GOP presidential candidate, said that if Democrats want to impeach Trump for inciting riots, they also should impeach Kamala Harris for her actions in support of the Black Lives Matter riots over the summer.
“If we’re going to impeach Donald Trump for what he said, then we’d better impeach Kamala Harris for saying the things she did last summer about the rioters and the looters. And even establishing a monetary fund to get them out of jail on bail so they could get back to the riots,” Huckabee said during an appearance on the Fox Business Channel on Saturday, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
“Everybody should have a turn”
“If we’re gonna play this game, everybody should have a turn,” he said.
Huckabee’s comments referred to efforts by Harris to solicit donations for the Minnesota Freedom Fund after the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis, which raised money to pay the bail of protesters and others.
“If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,” Harris tweeted on June 1. Besides providing support and encouragement for rioters who broke the law, the fund also helped pay the bail of a man who was accused of raping a young girl.
Harris has also said that “it’s critically important” that the BLM protests “continue” because of perceived inequities in the treatment of people of color by police. In the same June 2020 interview, she also opined that “the greatest movements in recent history have been born out of understanding the power of the people to take to the streets and force their government to address what is wrong, the inequities, the inequalities, the unfairness.”
Asking for consistency
Huckabee’s point is well-taken. By impeaching Trump for supposedly inciting a riot even though he never mentioned violence and specifically used the word “peacefully” in the speech they blame for the riot, Democrats have set a much stricter standard for incitement than can be found in any court of law.
But to be consistent, they need to apply that standard equally to Kamala Harris and others in their own party who have been even more blatantly supportive of the violence that lasted for months over the summer in some places.
Democrats have no interest in that kind of consistency, but you know who does? The American people, who will have a chance to register their disapproval of Democrats’ growing hypocrisy in less than two short years.
I’m sure there will be many more examples of Democrat hypocrisy to stoke that disapproval between now and then.