Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has stepped up to denounce the Ferguson protesters while the rest of the potential presidential candidates appear to be staying on the sidelines.
The Washington Times says Huckabee believes the weeks of unrest following Michael Brown’s death have been fueled by people who live a long way from the communities they claim to want to help.
He called the leaders of the Ferguson protests “a group of fashionably progressive hipsters from New York City in their designer clothes and shoes, latest iPhones in hand, carrying shopping bags, bottled water, and protest signs denouncing capitalism and the ‘capitalist police’ and ‘capitalist courts.'”
The Fox News host, who was a GOP presidential contender in 2008 and is considering another run in 2016, continued, “I’d bet a week’s pay that there wasn’t one handmade shirt in that anti-capitalist clique that wasn’t made by the hands of underage Third World garment workers.
“Elizabeth Vega, a major agitator on the scene in Ferguson, spent Monday night leading an anti-police rally where she fired up the crowd into chanting, ‘[Curse] the police!’ When it was all over, she walked back to where she’d parked her car and discovered it had been stolen.
“Wonder who she reported that crime to – her friendly neighborhood community organizer?” Huckabee asked.
“The most absurd protesters in America are all those who demand justice while baying for mob rule, who claim to oppose the unjust targeting of the innocent while burning and looting small businesses with no connection to the case and who posture as champions of African-Americans while destroying businesses owned by African-Americans, that serve African-Americans and that employ African-Americans.”
He added, “If the governor of Missouri isn’t willing to arrest them for rioting, looting and arson, then how about at least throwing them in jail for felony hypocrisy?”
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