King Of Bad Takes Mike Huckabee Compares Congress To Rioters — “Even Worse People In The Capitol”
Mike Huckabee is not happy, it seems, that the threat of riots and political violence at the upcoming rally in D.C. is being taken seriously. In a tweet, he compared the extremists expected to show up this weekend to Congress — and somehow reached a conclusion that Congress is the more unfavorable.
With the 2020 election, Republicans didn’t only lose the White House. The left now holds a majority in the House, and with Vice President Kamala Harris as tiebreaker, narrow control of the Senate. Huckabee seems to find this a matter for concern, to such an extent that he’s joking (?) that perhaps a fence should be erected to keep them from harming the American people, rather than to keep violent extremists out.
Is the fence there to keep bad people OUT of the Capitol so they can't hurt people in there, or is it to keep the even WORSE people IN the Capitol so they can't hurt US out here? https://t.co/xYDMMooDuz
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 16, 2021
On Saturday, a rally is to be held in D.C. in support of prisoners charged in the January 6th riots. While some people charged in the attack on the Capitol have been released on bail, others remain locked up, including those who were remanded for violating terms of release. In fact, according to the Guardian, an unusual number have been released in advance of their hearings — 70%, compared to a typical 25% rate for Federal charges.
Still, those who have been kept in lock-up have netted quite a lot of sympathy, with politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz labeling them “political prisoners” and lobbying for better prison conditions. Now a group of supporters — to be clear, supporters of individuals charged for attacking Congress, including assault on police, death threats to legislators, destruction of Federal property, and an attempt to overthrow the function of government in confirming a duly-elected President — plan to show up, and Federal security forces are taking the potential threat very seriously.
Mike Huckabee, however, is busy tweeting defense of the potential threat — and instead suggesting that it’s Congress who’s the real problem.