The Biden Justice Department made a rather startling request of a federal judge this week.
The DOJ is requesting that a lawsuit filed by BLM protesters for being cleared from Lafayette Square be dropped.
The premise being that “presidential security is paramount.”
Drop the Case
The original suit was brought about by D.C. chapters of BLM, the ACLU, and other liberal groups.
It included President Trump and Attorney General William Barr, among others.
The suit claimed that the civil rights of protesters were violated when the Square was ordered to be cleared for Trump to pass through.
DOJ Attorney John Martin stated, “No officer has ever been denied immunity for clearing an area before an appearance by the president.”
He added, “Federal officers do not violate First Amendment rights by moving protesters a few blocks, even if the protesters are predominantly peaceful.”
It is important to remember that when this event actually happened, Joe Biden issued a blistering rebuke against Trump, stating that Trump was “afraid to look too weak” in the face of protesters.
Now, before people think Biden is throwing Trump and his supporters a bone here, let’s think about what possibly could have led to the desire to have this case dismissed.
The 2022 election season is almost upon us, which means Joe Biden will be heading to some states to support Democrats where he may not exactly be welcome these days.
When he arrives in states like Texas and Georgia, just to name a few, he is likely to be met with protesters, so I think this is more about protecting Joe Biden than it is in justifying what Trump did.
But, that aside, this is the ultimate reversal by Biden and the Department of Justice, knowing full well that presidential security comes first, regardless of who it is in office.
The mainstream media should be calling Biden out on this considering his comments at the time, but that is highly unlikely to happen with the bias we see in the media these days.
Source: New York Post