Socialist Blasts Biden's Criticism of Trump's 2017 Comments on Charlottesville as Self-Right


Biden's Charlottesville comments on his presidential announcement

Democratic Presidential candidate in 2019, Joe Biden, criticizes President Trump's Charlottesville Comments of 2017 in his presidential video announcement of April 25, 2019.

Former United States Attorney Timothy Heaphy of Virginia, concludes in his Independent Report of the Charlottesville riots, on December 1, 2017, that there was "the failure of one of government's core functions - the protection of fundamental rights,"

Tampa Bay, Florida Metro Area, April 26, 2019: Democratic presidential Joe Biden's criticism of President Trump's comments on the events in Charlottesville in mid-August, 2017, "is hypocritical, self-righteous and morally and legally wrong," said former 2008 Socialist presidential candidate Brian Moore.

In Mr. Biden's presidential campaign video announcement on Thursday, Biden stated that President Trump equated both left and right-wing demonstrators at the Charlottesville event in 2017 as "moral equivalents." Biden implied that Trump endorsed white-supremacists and neo-Nazi's since he was quoted that "there were very fine people on both sides."

Trump's complete quote included "you had some very bad people in that group, but you had many people ... other than neo-Nazi's and White Nationalists, that were very fine people." He continued..."But you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with helmets and...baseball bats." [Trump was referring to the leftist counter-protester groups such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Communists and Socialists].

Thus, Moore accuses Democratic presidential candidate Biden of violating the mantel of moral leadership, not upholding it, when in fact he is not speaking up for the protestors legitimate and constitutional rights of free speech and freedom of assembly."

While Moore disagrees with President Trump on most other issues, Moore furthers his criticism of the Democrats and the media that Trump's comments were distorted by the media and the left and that what Trump actually said "was accurate and true."

Moore also claims that the right wing protestors were the only legally registered group to assemble and speak out on the confederate statue protest in Charlottesville that day, and their rights were not legally protected.

In a December 1, 2017 Independent report, contracted by the City of Charlottesville, former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy's months-long investigation of the Charlottesville rally found that the "city failed by not adequately communicating or coordinating in advance and by removing an officer from an area where a car plowed into counter-protesters and killed a woman."

US Attorney Heaphy just as importantly indicated that "This [lack of protection] represents a failure of one of government's core functions - the protection of fundamental rights," the report said. Heaphy continued, "Law enforcement also failed to maintain order and protect citizens from harm, injury, and death." Heaphy concluded that "Charlottesville preserved neither of those principles on Aug. 12, which has led to deep distrust of government within this community." https://www.cbsnews.com/news/charlottesville-protest-report-police-failed-violent-rally/

Moore wrote on his "Twopartytyranny.org" blog on September 24, 2017, the real issue was not blatant racism and anti-semitism by President Trump, but the right wing group's loss of free speech and their right to legally and freely assemble. https://www.twopartytyranny.org/single-post/2017/10/02/CHARLOTTESVILLE-FREE-SPEECH-IS-THE-ISSUE---NOT-RACISM

Moore further wrote that the right-wing protestors were the only group that legally applied for the right to demonstrate against the removal of the confederate statue of General Robert E. Lee, and that not all the protesters in the group were extremists, but some were average civilians wishing to protest the threat of removal of a confederate statue. That is why, one would assume, that Trump referred to "good people on both sides."

Even the ACLU of Virginia had to file an injunction to retain the right-wing protestors' rights.

Today, April 26, 2019, the FoxNews reporter, Cody Derespina, reported of a 21 year old male by the name of Jarrod Kuhn, a 21-year-old protester, who said he [Kuhn] was not a neo-Nazi or a white supremacist but was instead at the event only to oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

On October 29, 2017, Moore added a second blog, criticizing the Charlottesville Mayor, James Signer, and the Commonwealth of Virginia's Governor, Terry MacCuliffe, for their failure to adequately protect the protestors and failing to allow the city and state police to perform their protective duties. There are reports they remained in the background and did not protect the protestors. https://www.twopartytyranny.org/single-post/2017/10/29/MAYOR-GOVERNOR-AT-FAULT-FOR-CHARLOTTESVILLE-VIOLENCE---attempt-to-cover-up-their-culpability-with-anti-civil-liberty-lawsuit.

US Attorney Heaphy's independent report, one month and 3 days later (see above), confirmed Moore's assessment of Mayor, Mike Signer, and Governor Terry McAuliffe's combined failure to protect the rights of citizen protestors, and their failure to protect all protestors from physical harm and injury.

Democrat Biden would be well-advised to walk back his self-righteous criticism of Trump on the Charlottesville issue of 2017.

Moral leadership starts with adhering to the truth, no matter the outcome.

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