Why Is Marco Rubio Trying To Hold Hearings About the George Floyd Protests of 2020?

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  one month ago  •  13 comments

By:   Murjani Rawls, The Root

Why Is Marco Rubio Trying To Hold Hearings About the George Floyd Protests of 2020?

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Why Is Marco Rubio Trying To Hold Hearings About the George Floyd Protests of 2020?


Murjani RawlsTue, October 25, 2022 at 11:10 AM











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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) walks to the Senate Republican Luncheon in the U.S. Capitol Building on August 02, 2022, in Washington, DC. Negotiations in the U.S. Senate continue for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

If the   Republicans   take back control of the Senate in a couple of weeks, Sen.   Marco Rubio   (R-FL) has one particular thing on his mind to do. In an interview on Fox News, Rubio floated the idea that Republicans could hold hearings over the   George Floyd protests   that occurred during the summer of 2020,   according to Newsweek .



“We have to use our oversight role that we have,” Rubio said. “We should have hearings, for example, on the riots of the summer of 2020. “There’s been no accountability about the summer of 2020. Who was behind it? How much did the political rhetoric lend itself to it? For example, these efforts to bail people out of jail in 2020, how many people did that encourage to come back out and do that all over again?”


The thing “behind” the protests of 2020 was the murder of a Black man while he was in police custody. There’s no “political rhetoric” to the number of African Americans adversely impacted by the continued denial of meaningful police reform. People kept coming out to protest because of the lack of Congressional reform to address police brutality against Black and people of color. Sen. Rubio knows why the protests occurred. He even acknowledged this in his own words when he spoke on the Senate floor that same summer.

From   Sen. Rubio’s website :



“After Mr. Floyd’s horrific murder at the hands of a man sworn to uphold the law, our nation has seen justified anger. As I said here two weeks ago, it is a moment that calls for not just “police reform”; it calls for a full reckoning with racial inequities that still plague our nation.”
“The overwhelming and vast majority of these Americans on our streets are peacefully reminding us that yes, black lives matter; and they are not asking that we destroy America; they are demanding that we be more American — that we more fully become a nation with “liberty and justice for all.”


Two years later, some Republican leaders are still willfully ignorant about why these protests happened in the first place. If Sen. Rubio wants to make constructive use of his time in office, he can push for the   George Floyd Policing Act   to get ten Republican votes to get passed.

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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

“We have to use our oversight role that we have,” Rubio said. “We should have hearings, for example, on the riots of the summer of 2020. “There’s been no accountability about the summer of 2020. Who was behind it? How much did the political rhetoric lend itself to it? For example, these efforts to bail people out of jail in 2020, how many people did that encourage to come back out and do that all over again?”

The thing “behind” the protests of 2020 was the murder of a Black man while he was in police custody. There’s no “political rhetoric” to the number of African Americans adversely impacted by the continued denial of meaningful police reform. People kept coming out to protest because of the lack of Congressional reform to address police brutality against Black and people of color. Sen. Rubio knows why the protests occurred. He even acknowledged this in his own words when he spoke on the Senate floor that same summer.

From      Sen. Rubio’s website   :

“After Mr. Floyd’s horrific murder at the hands of a man sworn to uphold the law, our nation has seen justified anger. As I said here two weeks ago, it is a moment that calls for not just “police reform”; it calls for a full reckoning with racial inequities that still plague our nation.”
“The overwhelming and vast majority of these Americans on our streets are peacefully reminding us that yes, black lives matter; and they are not asking that we destroy America; they are demanding that we be more American — that we more fully become a nation with “liberty and justice for all.”
 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Why do today's gop/gqp/republicans talk out of both sides of their mouths and their asses?

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
2.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Tessylo @2    one month ago

Crime.

Capitalizing on the fear inculcated by one of their decades old planks, placating the base without offering any concrete solution. Always parroting empty words in the never ending quest to gain and/or maintain power, marginalizing everything and everyone they purportedly represent. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  afrayedknot @2.1    one month ago

funny how they're only concerned about specific segments of criminal activities...

seems everything else is a witch hunt.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
2.1.2  afrayedknot  replied to  devangelical @2.1.1    one month ago

“…about specific segments of criminal activities...”

Indeed. Dog whistling and it somehow works. The coming comments will only confirm the willingness to ‘heel’. There is absolutely no desire to ‘heal’. 

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
3  Revillug    one month ago

Because he thinks it's 2023 already?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1  devangelical  replied to  Revillug @3    one month ago

trumpski still won't take his calls...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  JBB    one month ago

Why is Marco Rubio?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

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Right Down the Center
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6  Right Down the Center    one month ago

I don't know why people on the left have such a problem differentiating legitimate  peaceful  protests with the riots that took place.  Why the riots were allowed to continue and what was behind bad actors hijacking protests in order to loot and burn is open for investigation since the left seems to figure if you investigate the riots you are against the protests.  Too many people got away with too much to just ignore, we need to make sure it does not happen again.   

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Right Down the Center @6    one month ago

Those of us on the left aren't the ones with the problem.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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7  Tacos!    one month ago

What’s wrong with looking into it? We can look into January 6, but not Summer 2020? Why? Is there something to hide? Something embarrassing? Maybe someone would be held responsible? If anyone objects, I think it’s fair to ask why.

 
 
 
dennissmith
Freshman Silent
7.1  dennissmith  replied to  Tacos! @7    one month ago

Double standards from the left are on display again. They cannot help themselves.

 
 

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