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Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley Calls for “Unrest in the Streets”

Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley Calls for “Unrest in the Streets”

Suggested the public target GOP officials who are continue to “carry water” for the Trump administration

During an interview on MSNBC, Democrat Rep. and “squad” member Ayanna Pressley suggested the public target GOP officials who are continue to “carry water” for the Trump administration and further suggested “there should be unrest in the streets as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”

Is that not literally incitement?


Rep. Pressley could’ve meant peaceful protest, but “unrest” and “peaceful protest” (as characterized by Democrats and the media) are certainly not peaceful these days.

More from Fox News:

There should be “unrest in the streets” over President Trump and his political allies turning a “deaf ear” to Americans’ concerns, including those about the “dismantling” of the U.S. Postal Service — which amounts to voter suppression, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., said Friday.

Conservatives on Twitter quickly condemned Pressley’s remarks as “unhinged,” “horrible” and “disgusting.”

Pressley made her remarks Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”

“This is as much about public outcry, organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure,” Pressley said, after mentioning steps Democratic lawmakers can take, “so that this GOP-led Senate and these governors that continue to carry water for this administration, putting American people in harm’s way, turning a deaf ear to the needs of our families and our communities – hold them accountable.

“Make the phone calls, send the emails, show up,” she continued. “You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”

Pressley’s comments followed months of protests and rioting in cities across the U.S., over racial injustice — though critics, including police, have claimed that some participants have been destructive simply because of opportunism.

Pressley also called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, whom the Postal Service Board of Governors appointed in May, to resign for “corruption” over his restructuring of the Postal Service. At the “bare minimum,” she said, DeJoy should appear before the House Oversight Committee.

I’m struggling to understand how people are falling for the postal service hoax. It’s a shallow and obvious as any talking point ever was. See our previous coverage:

Desperate Democrats Go All-In On Anti-Trump Post Office Hoax

Joe Biden, Susan Rice Leap On Hollywood Conspiracy Theory About (Nonexistent) Mailbox Removal in Oregon


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Cuts both ways, sweetheart.

I’m okay with this going hot.

And here I thought all of this violence was being triggered by Trump supporters. These Marxists seem to think that patience means snowflakes.

    These snowflakes beat a man almost to death last night in Portland. His sin: Trying to help a trans-woman escape the riot.

    Not a cop in sight, as usual. Well over 100 911 calls went unanswered this weekend. Where were they? Probably in another town, eating donuts. Sheesh.

I did not see it. Who are the voters who put this POS in office?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to TX-rifraph. | August 17, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Massholes. Massholes who will re-elect her in a landslide.

      Unfortunately had to upvote the comment because it’s true.
      BTW, was just yesterday explaining to friend how Rhode Islanders had to drive to Boston to see bad driving back in the 60s and early 70s, and how that style of driving gradually seeped into the surrounding area, including Providence. I remarked to her that we (Rhode Islanders) used to call MA drivers “Massholes.”

2smartforlibs | August 17, 2020 at 3:19 pm

What was your address again?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 17, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Her Washington DC office address;

    1108 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-5111

    Fax: (202) 225-9322

    And her district office address:

    1700 Dorchester Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02124
    Phone (617) 850-0040

    Fax: (202) 225-9322

    Not that I actually believe that lunatic is actually at either office at any time. But there you go.

Sure. Let’s start with your street, Kojak.

    Sonnys Mom in reply to UJ. | August 18, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Sorry, I hit the down-vote by mistake. Most other online comments allow edits. WHY can’t L.I. fix this?

I truly believe that the only reason the Right has stayed non-violent while the Left has Burned, Looted and Murdered is because Conservatives still believe in Voting.

It the election is obviously stolen – look for calculated conservative violence.

“And the award for the best imitator of the unadorned skull of Mrs. Potato Head goes to . . .”

Grrr8 American | August 17, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Folks, we’re being subjected to a (classic) Communist “bottom up – top down” revolution.

Pressley, the rest of the “Squad,” and the entire Democrat Party of the “top down” element.

BLM – Antifa – Occupy are the “grassroots” (Astroturf) “bottom up” element, well funded by George Soros and others.

The consummation will be the (intended) theft of the election in November — if not simultaneously, then to sabotage it and so through it into the House in January.

And if they succeed, not a shot need be fired. That choice of words is intentional. See here (one need only read the Introduction to get the picture and recognize the parallels to what is occurring now):

The Friendly Grizzly | August 17, 2020 at 4:07 pm

Her kind need taking out. And, I’m not talking dinner and a show.

This is not the best way to accomplish political and policy goals. Threatening folks isn’t negotiation in good faith it’s extortion.

Based upon the distribution of firearms and political affiliation or political leaning it is an even worse idea with the obvious potential for violent conflict.

She and Joy Reid may want to walk this back before things get out of hand. Things like the inability of a blue state government or two to prevent anarchy. This anarchy being declared an insurrection and the states government being displaced by federal authorities.

Just a reminder, in the election of 1864, even states under federal control,Tennessee and Louisiana, were not allowed to send electors. Clear precendent. Maybe we should avoid the things leading up to that? How about it ladies?

JusticeDelivered | August 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Like the dud running Oberlin College, Ayanna Pressley says”policies that speak to the intersectionality of her district’s lived experiences.”

Lived experiences = perception while stoned or otherwise mentally diminished.

Ayanna Pressley was elected after I left the Beltway, so I don;t really know much about her. But, I am certain that a minimum IQ requirement would get rid of the Squad.

    FOTin1943 in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 18, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    The fact that she was elected to the US Congress speaks volumes about the FOOLish voters in that Congressional District. If a D candidate can walk and talk, it gets elected in places such as the district she allegedly “represents.”

As MattMusson wrote, the Right is law abiding and believes in the Vote versus violence. Steal, prevent or sufficiently illegitimize the vote and it will likely lead to war. The left has no idea of what an actual modern civil war would look like. We need to vote every democrat out of office before it comes to that. Otherwise some history will be repeating itself.

“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.” William Tecumseh Sherman

No, it isn’t literally incitement. Incitement is speech that is both intended and likely to cause its audience to imminently commit a crime. All three elements are necessary. It’s pretty much impossible for anything said in a calm tone of voice on a national TV show to be incitement.

No, I don’t think she meant peaceful protest, she meant that people should riot; but she wasn’t directly addressing a mob whose emotions had already been whipped up, and telling them to go immediately into the streets and riot. That was unlikely to have been her intention, and her words were also unlikely to have that effect.

Explaining calmly to the audience why they ought to riot is more likely to have the effect of putting the idea in their heads and letting them think about it and decide whether perhaps to riot at some future time. And that is not incitement, it’s advocacy, which is absolutely protected by the first amendment.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | August 17, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Using such language when there is already an insurrection being prosecuted in the streets of some major cities is a sure sign of approval of the violence in the immediate past and promotion of its continuance in the immediate future (e.g., as soon as tonight). There’s your imminence. Seeing that the language is meant to inflame rather than restrain the ongoing violence, there’s your intent. (Pressley did not ask for “protest,” she called for “unrest,” at a time when “protest” has already become code for, if it hasn’t been informally re-defined to mean, riot, destruction, injury, and anarchy.)

    “…she wasn’t directly addressing a mob whose emotions had already been whipped up, and telling them to go immediately into the streets and riot.”
    We are no longer in the day of the speaker in a town square. The public soapbox is now found in every sort of mass media. She was, indeed, “directly addressing a mob whose emotions had already been whipped up,” even though they were not physically in her presence.

      CKYoung in reply to DaveGinOly. | August 17, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      The real world. We all live in it even if some people can’t see it.

      Milhouse in reply to DaveGinOly. | August 17, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      No, Dave, there is no incitement here. Yes, she expressed her approval of the violence, and advocated that it continue. But all advocacy is absolutely protected. Advocacy, even of the most horrible crimes, cannot be banned.

      Incitement requires both the intent and the likelihood that it will cause the audience to commit a crime imminently. The whipping-up of emotions is fundamental to the crime. Incitement basically means that the speaker’s words temporarily rob the audience of their free will, and turn them into the speaker’s robots. That’s not really possible in the setting of a TV show, on which she was being interviewed, and was speaking in a calm tone of voice.

      Incitement is possible over radio or TV. The most famous example is the radio host in the Rwanda massacres, who was not only shouting encouragement to the murderers as they were killing, but was directing them where to go, passing on reports of where people were hiding, acting like a general commanding his troops in battle. Physical presence is not required in a situation like that.

      But simply advocating that people ought to commit a crime, in a manner that leaves it completely up to them whether to take the advice or not, is not and cannot be incitement.

    Sonnys Mom in reply to Milhouse. | August 18, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    In case you missed it, the person running Ayanna’s reelection campaign is none other than the head of Black Lives Matter in Boston, one Monica Cannon-Grant.

    So when BLM yells, “BURN IT ALL DOWN!” what does that mean to you? Just a bit of colorful artistic license?

    It’s thanks to people like you that things have gotten this bad, with your attitude of “nothing to see here”. Talk about willful blindness!

PS: Lincoln complained that people could with complete impunity write to suggestible soldiers urging them to desert, and when the soldiers acted on that urging he would have to hang them, but he could do nothing to those who put the idea in their heads.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 17, 2020 at 5:43 pm

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Is she uglier with our without hair?

I was wondering who it was till I ran it past google images. With hair she was the squads ugly one. This disgrace actually makes her less ugly because there’s less of her. Now its a bit harder to tell the difference between her head and a butt cheek but good job.

nordic_prince | August 17, 2020 at 6:29 pm

Condoned by political “leaders,” because they labor under the impression that *they* will not get hurt.

Are we to believe Dems will not suppress the vote? Will we again see intimidation at the polling stations?

She really ought to see a hairdresser.

Republican political commercials just write themselves.

THIS needs to be charged with EVERYTHING they can charge…WILL it happen??..NOT A chance…WRONG COLOR

I guess she forgot this:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

We need more black terrorism–each additional example of black criminality means more votes for Trump. Next on the agenda should be dealing with the traitor members of the corporate elite who are funding those scum

I guess the other FOOLS on the “squad” are getting more attention than this one so … she shaved her head. Now, she is making “head”lines!! on fake-news outlets!!

I thought the aliens from “Men in Black” were supposed to keep a low profile.