Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) suddenly shifted his support from the Ferguson/Garner protesters to police officers after the execution-style killings of two of New York’s finest.
Speaking with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, Meeks proved he is simply oblivious to what is actually happening around him.
Stephanopoulos asked Meeks for a response to the criticisms leveled at NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder for their role in encouraging protests against police and how that could have influenced the shooter.
“Well, I think they are doing what they should be doing,” Meeks said. Then he added with a straight face, “They’ve been trying all along to bring the city together.”
Meeks went on to condemn the “heinous act” and declared, “We stand with the police department.” He continued:
No one has ever given up on the police department or said we were anti-police department. What we were crying for was just saying how African-Americans feel, how their communities are policed and want the justice system to work for everyone.
Meeks, echoing President Obama, stated that the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner wanted no violence during the protests, clearly ignoring Brown’s stepfather calling for Ferguson protesters to “burn this bitch down” in front of the Ferguson police station.
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Meeks offered a full defense of the peaceful intentions of the nation’s protesters and reminded how all parties involved are opposed to violence against police officers.