After Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake denied ordering police to allow looters to steal property and destroy police cars and stores, liberals called conservatives racists for quoting her accurately. Today -- a week late and millions of dollars in damages short -- Mayor Looter refused to apologize for saying:
“I made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act. Because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”By de-escalate, she meant escalate. This policy earned her the Weasel of the Week award.
Having been caught inciting and encouraging riots, she told "Meet the Press" today:
Chuck Todd: “Do you regret using the phrase ‘space to destroy'?”
Mayor Weasel: “You know, I certainly think that it was taken out of context. Let me say this: I’m from Baltimore, my parents are from here, I’m raising my daughter here. I’m a public defender. As city council person, as mayor, I’ve always worked to strengthen my city. We fought to get those stores in our community. I would never condone rioting. Just period. I would never condone it.”
Todd: “So wish you didn’t use that phrase?”
Mayor Weasel: “I certainly used the wrong phrase to talk about what was clear that there were people who took advantage of the peaceful demonstrator’s First Amendment right, and they used it to destroy our city. And I don’t condone it, and we’ll make sure that those individuals will be held accountable.”Baloney. Most (likely all) looters will get away with it. She encouraged looting. She wants to drive free enterprise out of Baltimore so that socialistic policies expand. Still a weasel.
And Chuck Todd would never allow a conservative to weasel like that.