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Another Dem Arrested At The Capital- why isn't this an insurrection? - Truthhurts

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2021 - 11:38 am

So, why only Johnson was arrested when others from the Congressional Black Caucus was there? 

Another Democrat lawmaker arrested on Capitol Hill for leading march into building – So, ‘insurrection’?

Democratic Representative Hank Johnson (GA-04) said he was “getting into good trouble” like his mentor, the late Congressman John Lewis, when he was arrested in a Thursday protest over voting rights on Capitol Hill.

The 66-year-old congressman was participating in the Black Voters Matter’s “Brothers Day of Action” protest outside the Hart Senate Building with other black men who called on Congress to end the filibuster and pass the “For the People Act”.

Johnson gave a speech to the “Brothers of Action” about the legislation outside the Supreme Court before they marched to the Hart Building where they chanted, “Whose streets? Our streets. Whose House? Our House.”

“It was worth the risk to use our power to demand voting rights protections for Black people, and all communities, in our country, the congressman reportedly said, “more than six months into this administration, we’ve yet to see real, meaningful action on voting rights.'”

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus including  Democratic Reps. Al Green, Jamaal Bowman, Emanuel Cleaver, Troy Carter, and Jackson Lee were also in attendance.

Nine participants in the protest were arrested, notably including the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Cliff Albright, The Rev. Mark Thompson, host of podcast Make It Plain, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, and former President of the  NAACP Cornell William Brooks.

Those arrested were taken in for “unlawfully demonstrating” and charged with crowding, obstructing or causing an inconvenience according to Eva Malecki, the Capitol Police communications director’s comment to  USA Today.

Rep. Johnson’s arrest comes just one week after Rep. Joyce Beatty,
D-Ohio was arrested along with eight other protestors outside the Hart Building for “illegal demonstration activity”.

“I stand in solidarity with Black women and allies across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote. We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence us,” Beatty said in a statement following her arrest.

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