(PatriotHeadline.com)- Why did Democratic Governor Tony Evers reject an offer from the Trump administration to send in hundreds of National Guard troops to protect the city from violent left-wing extremists? Reports this week suggest the Democratic leader turned down the offer of support just a matter of hours before two people were shot and killed during the riots.
In a tweet, President Donald Trump said Governor Evers should “call in the National Guard in Wisconsin” and end the problem “FAST!”
Ben Williamson, Senior Communications Advisor at the White House, retweeted President Trump’s tweet and explained how Governor Evers refused federal support.
“Local law enforcement in Wisconsin have told the White House they need at least 750 National Guard tonight,” he said.
Local law enforcement in Wisconsin have told the White House they need at least 750 National Guard tonight. Governor Evers is only sending 250. Today, Mark Meadows called the Governor and offered 500 additional guard to meet the police needs.
Governor Evers declined. https://t.co/ceqpDj3W2n
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) August 26, 2020
“Governor Evers is only sending 250. Today, Mark Meadows called the Governor and offered 500 additional guard to meet the police needs. Governor Evers declined.”
Let’s face it, Evers would have accepted the support from the federal government if the protesters (rioters) were right wing and the president left wing. But that’s not what happened. Evers is faced with the difficult choice between appeasing left-wing activists and putting his residents in danger or protecting his residents and making far-left activists angry. It looks like he went for something in between, and it didn’t work out.
The riots became deadly.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a viral video shows a man running to a car lot on Sheridan Road. He can be seen carrying a long gun while someone pursues him and throws something at him. Then, several gunshots can be heard.
Another viral video, the outlet reports, shows a gunshot victim lying on the ground in a parking lot. The victim appeared to be the person pursuing the gunman, appeared to have been shot in the head.
A Molotov cocktail appears to have been thrown at the shooter in Kenosha before he fired at the first victim. pic.twitter.com/DPVgjepDsb
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 26, 2020
Does Governor Evers have a single good reason why denied an offer for support during these left-wing riots?