According to Breitbart, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro said Saturday that it’s time to “put an end” to the widespread “anarchy” that Democrats don’t seem too eager to put a stop to themselves.
Speaking about measures put forth in the name of reforming law enforcement, Pirro said Democrats “don’t care about reform,” according to Breitbart. “They want chaos,” the judge added. “It’s a great political issue for them in November. So, we must put an end to this anarchy.”
“It’s about manipulation”
Pirro’s comments come after weeks of protests across the country that have in many cases turned into violent riots featuring widespread looting and vandalism. The unrest followed the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer in late May, prompting calls for accountability for police and legislative measures to combat alleged systemic racism, as The New York Times reported.
But according to Pirro, “the lunacy in this country is not just about reform.” Instead, according to Breitbart, the Fox host argued that the unrest has been “about the destabilization of our nation.”
“It’s about manipulation,” the former judge continued, “the left’s manipulation, causing as much chaos as possible to get President Trump out of office.”
“Law and order”
Of course, Pirro conceded that “equal rights and equal justice are essential,” pointing to her time on the bench as evidence of how seriously she takes those topics.
“I spent my career passionately fighting for both, fighting to make sure there was a level playing field, that everyone have their day in court, that we try to make victims whole again, and that there are consequences for illegal acts,” she said, according to Breitbart. “And we did so without fear or favor,” Pirro recalled, emphasizing, “That is law and order in a free society.”
However, the conservative commentator went on to contend that what we are seeing now has very little to do with racism or demands for equality.
“Who are these people who claim to be about eliminating racism, yet tear down statues of Ulysses Grant who galvanized the Union Army to defeat the Confederacy?” she asked, as Breitbart reported. “Who destroyed the monument of an abolitionist in Boston, paid for by the first all-black regiment who fought in the Civil War?”
“This mob rule is all about creating chaos to defeat President Trump,” Pirro insisted, noting that “there’s far less looting and burning in Republican-led states because the Republican governors will call on the National Guard, in addition to ordering police to arrest those violating the law.”
“Do the arsonists and looters know that there aren’t going to be consequences for their actions?” she demanded.
Silence is complicity.