Rep. Ayanna Pressley Calls For 'Unrest In The Streets' Over The Failures Of The Trump Administration
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Calls For ‘Unrest In The Streets’ Over The Failures Of The Trump Administration

Ayanna Pressley
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The COVID-19, or novel coronavirus pandemic, and the protests over racial injustice have caused a lot of political tension across the country with many blaming the failures of both issues on the leadership of the Trump administration with President Trump’s refusal to issue federal mandates to ensure social distancing measures, leaving it up to states to choose how they handle the viral outbreak.

This week, U.S Rep. Ayanna Pressley went on AM Joy on MSNBC to express her sentiments on the failures of the Trump administration, stating that there should be “unrest in the streets” over the president’s refusal to take the concerns of the American people seriously concerning both situations. This includes issues with the U.S Postal Service as the country gets closer to the election where many will have to depend on mail-in ballots, accusing Trump of voter suppression. Pressley says it is time for the public to demand that their GOP representatives be held accountable for their actions.

“This is as much about public outcry, organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure,” Pressley said in the interview. “Make the phone calls, send the emails, show up. You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”

Conservatives on Twitter came out harshly criticizing Pressley’s comments as “unhinged” and “horrible,” seeing it as a way to create more division during a time of political unrest.

 

 


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