McENANY: “Very troubling indeed, in addition to that Ukraine money as well. And it’s good that the Senate looked into that. But finally, I would like to note the situation in Louisville, KY last night.
There were reports of vandalism, there were nearly a hundred arrests.
And the Trump Administration urges calm and remind those who wish to have their voices heard to do so peacefully.
You have a right to peaceful protest as outlined and the First Amendment.
And the Attorney General Daniel Cameron said, ‘If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice.
Mob justice is not justice.
Justice sought by violence is not justice, it just becomes revenge.’
And you contrast his message with that of CNN’s Brianna Keeler who said, ‘I question the judgment of the Kentucky Attorney General saying that mob justice is not justice.
We know that this is very loaded language.’ That’s an appalling statement from Brianna Keilar at CNN, and what is outrageous about this take is that mob justice is not justice.
Hours later after this comment was made on CNN, two police officers were shot.
This is not justice.
This has nothing to do with politics.
It has everything to do with the value of human life and the safety and security of our American cities.
And across the country we’ve seen our police officers come under fire in the line of duty.
In Los Angeles there was an ambush attempt on two police officers.
In Phoenix, a U.S. Marshal was ambushed and shot outside a federal courthouse.
In Lynwood, California, a suspect approached a patrol car and fired a handgun into the passenger side window.
And in Suffolk, Virginia, a suspect opened fire on a marked police car hitting the vehicle three times.
Our police officers deserve our respect, and the violence that is being committed towards them — and this was just in the last week-and-a-half — is outrageous and the words of CNN and Brianna Keilar are outrageous.
You’re responsible and we should never hear statements like that followed by, hours later, two police officers being shot.”