The executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, Ilya Sheyman, has taken credit for the violence at a cancelled Trump event in Chicago. He promised similar violence and disruption will occur at future Trump political events leading up to the election.
Here’s the report on Sheyman’s quote on the George Soros-funded MoveOn web page, via TeaParty.org:
“Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events. To all of those who took to the streets of Chicago, we say thank you for standing up and saying enough is enough. To Donald Trump, and the GOP, we say, welcome to the general election.”
MoveOn has consistently functioned as a lobby group for the policies of the Obama administration, including the disaster of Obamacare and the continuation of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the escalation of the war on terror that has turned America into a police and surveillance state. In 2007 it backed a bill trotted out by then-Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to continue financing the occupation of Iraq.
The group acts as a front for wealth Democrats. It was founded with the help of liberal financier George Soros, who donated $1.46 million to start the organization. Linda Pritzker of the Hyatt hotel family gave the group at $4 million donation.
The violent demonstration in Chicago on Friday may represent a preview to the sort of activity MoveOn.org will engage in as it tries to “shut down” its political enemies and elect either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
Many of the protestors shouted “Bernie!” and held signs announcing their support for the socialist Democrat.
Whether you like or agree with Donald Trump or not, this is a disturbing event that could be repeated multiple times between now and the November general election. It goes against the principles our country was founded on: The right to freedom of expression, whether you agree with someone or not.
Granted, MoveOn.org is a fringe, far-left organization that hasn’t successfully supported a candidate for elected office since 1998. But their actions aren’t to be taken lightly, especially for the security of whoever the Republican nominee will be.
Do you think MoveOn.org’s actions will help get the Democratic nominee elected, or will they backfire and benefit the GOP nominee in November?