But Sir, We Did All We Could

29 01 2007

Filed under: Anti-war, Capitol Hill, Politics, Moonbats, Liberalism

Moonbats not only protested the war yesterday, Capitol Hill police bowed to let them through put up a flimsy effort stop them as they raided the Hill and painted graffiti on the steps. Plus there was vandalizing a Fox News van and smashing a window at a military recruitment office.

Anti-war protesters were allowed to spray paint on part of thewest front steps of the United States Capitol building after police wereordered to break their security line by their leadership, two sources told The Hill.

According to the sources, police officers were livid when theywere told to fall back by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Phillip Morse andDeputy Chief Daniel Nichols. “They were the commanders on the scene,” one source said,who requested anonymity. “It was disgusting.” …

Morse responded to these claims in an e-mail Sunday afternoon,explaining that the protesters were seeking confrontation with the police.

“While there were minor instances of spray painting ofpavement by a splinter group of Anarchists who were seeking a confrontationwith the police, their attempts to breach into secure areas and rush thedoors of the Capitol were thwarted,” Morse said. “The graffiti waseasily removed by the dedicated [Architect of the Capitol] staff, some ofwhom responded on their day off to quickly clean the area.”

He added, “It is the USCP’s duty and responsibility to protectthe Capitol complex, staff and public while allowing the public to exercisetheir First Amendment rights … at the end of the day, both occurredwithout injury to protestors or officers.”

Captian Ed weighs in:

The people have the right to assemble and demonstrate for the widest range of purposes and policies, as long as they do not include incitement to riot, the violent overthrow of the United States, and as long as they obey the law.

Laughably, the DC police chief tries to paint this as a victory, especially the fact that he roused Capitol Hill workers to clean up the graffiti. A victory would have had the offenders cleaning it up while under arrest. Instead of issuing self-serving rationalizations, Chief Morse ought to issue an apology to Washington DC, and perhaps consider adding his resignation to it.

Michelle Malkin has more coverage and lots of photos.

Oh, and if there is one member of Congress who plans to take action on The Hill’s report of Capitol police allowing these clowns to vandalize government buildings, will you please stand up?

This is an embarrassment.

Aye, an embarrassment indeed. Far beyond that of moonbats protesting a war they have no idea how critical it is to our survival. This is level of tolerance and absurdity must be dealt with.

A YouTube moonbat montage has video stills of the anti-war thugs breaking through the Capitol Hill police line and fence…

Others: Hot Air

The Amboy Times trackbacked with: Capital Building Tagged
Tel-Chai Nation trackbacked with: Moonbats run amok as Washington police abandon t…

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