As a local NBC affiliate described it, violence tore through West Philly last night after a deadly police shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. who, as they put it, police said was armed with a knife.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called for an end to the mayhem, tweeting out today that “The looting has to stop. The rioting has to stop. The anarchy has to stop. The safety of our communities must come first.”
The looting has to stop.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 27, 2020
The rioting has to stop.
The anarchy has to stop.
The safety of our communities must come first.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to condemn the violence and unrest, instead choosing to focus on the anniversary of the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting.
“Two years after an unspeakable act of terrorism & anti-Semitic hatred stole the lives of eleven peaceful worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue, we continue to mourn with the families of those who were lost,” Pelosi tweeted.
She added, “On this solemn anniversary, all Americans must come together to condemn these heinous acts and honor our values of freedom and diversity.”
On this solemn anniversary, all Americans must come together to condemn these heinous acts and honor our values of freedom and diversity. https://t.co/teOjGo9min— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 27, 2020
The ranking Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted out that “At least 30 police officers were injured in riots across Philadelphia last night. But Democrats want to defund the police. #BackTheBlue“
At least 30 police officers were injured in riots across Philadelphia last night.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 27, 2020
But Democrats want to defund the police.#BackTheBlue
The Democratic House Rep. for West Philadelphia, Dwight Evans, tweeted a condemnation of the violence in favor of “peaceful protests” and called for a “full and fair” investigation over the loss of Wallace Jr.’s life.
The loss of Walter Wallace Jr.’s life is a tragedy. I expect that @DA_LarryKrasner’s investigation will be full and fair. We can and must reject violence in favor of peaceful protests that are every American’s right. https://t.co/1XUo2Hy9nC— Dwight Evans – VotesPA.com (@RepDwightEvans) October 27, 2020
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