Left-wing agitators are vowing to take their activism to the “next stage” by disturbing state lawmakers at their homes.
This promise comes in response to the state’s two-year public safety budget bill, which passed last week with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz. Progressives think the bill fails to meet the moment and does nothing but increase funding for police.
“Last night, the state of Minnesota chose the Derek Chauvin’s of the world over the George Floyd’s of the world,” said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of Minnesota’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Hussein was joined by several prominent activists for a press conference last Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda where they called on Walz to veto the public safety budget.
Walz signed the bill, meaning he will be “engraved in history as the governor who refused to stand up for black people,” according to Hussein. He said the DFL-controlled House’s support for the bill revealed the “ugly truth of Democrats.”
“Many of these legislators are going home after this week. What they don’t realize is that they will not be going home to their homes peacefully because we will be coming to their homes. We will be demanding justice on their front lawns. We will be making sure they understand the pain that exists in our communities,” Hussein continued.
These tactics have already been used against a Republican state senator, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, a Minneapolis police officer, and a county prosecutor. More recently, activists mobbed a Minneapolis City Council member’s car until the elected official agreed to sign a list of demands.
“So this summer, I want people to know that we are taking our activism to the next stage, stage number two,” Hussein said. “We realized we worked with the system, we tried to address it within the system, but we came back with nothing but we will not go home with nothing. We will continue to demand justice by any means necessary.”