‘Inciting Insurrection’

By Mike Huckabee Published on October 20, 2023

I use that term “inciting insurrection” in the sense that the Party of Omar and Tlaib have defined it themselves. Thanks to their hysterical spreading of this false story, hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters first mobbed a congressional office building, then infiltrated the Capitol itself (the sacred citadel of our democracy, I believe the Democrats called it when they were wailing about January 6th), vandalizing it with pro-Palestinian graffiti and impeding the vital House business of electing a new Speaker. They refused to leave until Congress demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the “liberation of Palestine.” When police began arresting them, some violently resisted. Sounds like an “insurrection” to me.

What Happens Next to the Violent Insurrectionists?

Now, some Republicans such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene are demanding an investigation and equal prosecutorial treatment (to the full extent of the law and then some) of these violent insurrectionists to that of the January 6th protesters, many of whom were hounded into prison for no more than walking in and taking a selfie. Greene is demanding that all surveillance video footage be preserved as evidence. She even has some herself: screen caps of the phones of the protesters, showing text chats suggesting Tlaib was one of their inspirations.

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A lawyer for the SPLC was also allegedly an inspiration.

So far, Capitol Police have arrested about 300 protesters and charged three of them with assaulting an officer.

Democrats Play By Different Rules

Greene will introduce a resolution to censure Tlaib for allegedly helping incite this insurrection (the exact same thing the Democrats accused Trump of doing, except in this case, there’s actual evidence.) Greene said, “After what she did today, I expect even Democrats will join in. She is an Israel hating, America hating woman who does not represent anything America stands for.”

I wish her luck with that resolution, but it will be an uphill battle getting any Democrats to abide by the rules they impose on their political opponents. Already, media outlets are flipping the rules they’ve followed for the past two-plus years, focusing on those who are “slamming” Greene for criticizing the Squad members instead of [criticizing] the Squad members [themselves]. And note how, suddenly, the word “insurrection” gets put into quotation marks when it’s a Democrat-incited insurrection.

PJ Media reports that The Washington Post, as of this writing, is still standing by the false story, while they say Google demonetized their story about the pro-Palestinian insurrection, deeming such terminology “dangerous” — but I guess only when conservatives use it accurately.

 

Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.

Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with permission.

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