Three days after Jacob Blake was shot by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Blake is reportedly in stable condition, but violent riots have taken the lives of two others. Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s silence on the explosion of violence is deafening.
However, Biden has been ordered to “condemn” the violent protests that have already taken several lives this week by prominent Republican leader and former Ohio governor John Kasich.
Kasich told CNN’s “Newsroom” on Wednesday that Biden cannot be silent on the violent “protests” that have wracked the small city since Sunday, saying it is “absolutely imperative” for Biden to take a stand against the shocking violence.
“I think it is absolutely imperative for Joe Biden— I have no doubt he feels this in his heart that protests are something we need. It’s the street organizers that rises and brings change from the bottom up, Martin Luther King, John Lewis, who we just celebrated his life and honored his death. So when we look at these issues, violence has no place,” Kasich said.
Democrats and mainstream media outlets have attempted to gaslight Americans for months about the violence and riots disguised as protests, but Democrats may finally be realizing that the American people are fed up.
“I believe that it is absolutely essential for the Democrats to say, ‘While we support protesters, this violence is abhorrent and actually sets back the ability to get change,’” Kasich explained.
“Joe Biden needs to be very, very strong on the fact that while protesters are okay — they’re a positive thing, they’re America — this violence needs to be deeply condemned and deeply condemned now.”
CNN’s Don Lemon echoed Kasich’s comments in a rare departure from the mainstream media’s typical narrative about the riots. “The rioting has to stop,” Lemon said on Tuesday. “It’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing right now that is sticking.”
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have yet to speak out about the violence in Kenosha, instead, issuing a press release urging an “immediate, full and transparent investigation” into Blake’s shooting and fanning the flames of outrage by affirming the BLM mantra that “we must dismantle systemic racism. It is the urgent task before us.”