Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris asked supporters in June to donate to Minnesota rioters who were arrested, in a tweet now earning her criticism after condemning rioters’ violence this weekend.

“If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,” Harris tweeted on June 1, just days after the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Over the weekend, Harris and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the violence seen in recent days, specifically in Portland, Oregon, where one person was shot dead Saturday night.

“I join @JoeBiden in condemning this violence. This can not — and must not — be who we are. Americans deserve a president who will heal our country and bring people together — not fan the flames of hate and division,” she tweeted Sunday.

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton resurrected Harris’s June tweet Sunday, slamming it as a flip-flop on her support of rioters who have caused destruction in multiple major cities across the country.

“Kamala Harris helped violent rioters in Minnesota get out of jail to do more damage,” Cotton tweeted. “Don’t believe her when she says she ‘condemns the violence’ — look at her record, not her words.”

Donald Trump Jr. also took issue with her June tweet.

“Remember: Joe Biden called them ‘peaceful protesters.’ Kamala Harris raised money to bail violent rioters out of jail. And they both continue to oppose @realDonaldTrump’s plan to send in the National Guard to finally end these violent riots once and for all,” Trump Jr. tweeted Monday morning.

“As vice president, Joe Biden oversaw cuts to police funding, and now as a candidate, he says he wants to redirect funding away from police. His staff mocked police as worse than ‘pigs,’ called for defunding the police, and now, we know his campaign and Kamala Harris helped bail out violent criminals, rapists, and would-be cop killers. Biden is incapable of bringing our country together because he has been taken over by the radical Left. Biden and Harris are actively putting Americans’ lives at risk by making our streets more dangerous, cops’ jobs more difficult, and families less safe,” Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.

Others have also echoed the sentiments of Cotton and Trump Jr.

Support for Black Lives Matter protests has been slipping in recent months, according to a poll out of Wisconsin.

Forty-eight percent of Wisconsin residents support Black Lives Matter protests and 48% disapprove, according to a Marquette Law School poll conducted between Aug. 8 and Aug. 9. Earlier this summer, Marquette found 61% of residents approved of the movement’s protests from June 14 to June 18, with 36% disapproving.

Biden’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Author: Emma Colton

Source: Washington Examiner: Kamala Harris ripped for flip-flopping on rioters after she asked for donations to bail them out of jail

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