Rioters set fire to vehicles during a George Floyd protest in Seattle, Washington, on May 30.
President-elect Joe Biden got a text from his granddaughter about how police handled the US Capitol rioters, telling him, “Pop, this isn’t fair,” he said Thursday.
He then added: “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true, and it is unacceptable.”
We’re not sure what country Biden lives in — or Kamala Harris, who echoed the remarks — but it isn’t the United States.
Across the country, BLM and Antifa were coddled. Portland allowed them to set up an autonomous zone in the middle of the city for months, and police and politicians did nothing.
In liberal cities, politicians told cops to back off and pushed for more lawbreakers to be released without bail or no charges.
The thugs who attacked the Capitol were met with officers fighting back at barricades and tear gas. Guns were drawn and, in one case, deadly force was used.
The rioters were able to get the run of the Capitol because cops were vastly outnumbered. Officials are already resigning or being fired because of that failure.
This was a horrible insurrection and should be condemned. But Mr. Biden, don’t hypocritically try to rewrite the story of last summer’s riots to suggest that liberals weren’t permissive or that there’s some sort of double standard or racism at work here.
We all saw what happened then, we all see what happened now.