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Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 14:10
The coronavirus lockdown is seemingly down and out, as many Democrats in charge of big cities -- including several who once insisted on strict quarantine measures -- line up to champion the nationwide mass demonstrations over the in-custody death of George Floyd, sans social distancing.

Pompeo: China is bent on Western 'destruction'

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 13:45
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Chinese Communist Party's recent actions show that they are actively seeking to harm the U.S. and its western allies, but expressed optimism that the Trump administration and Europe are up to the task of countering them.

Sen. Ron Johnson says there was 'total corruption' in transition between Obama and Trump administrations

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 13:29
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said on Sunday that he saw “total corruption” in the transition between the presidency of Barack Obama and that of Donald Trump.

Lawyer for George Floyd's family wants charges against ex-cop upgraded to first-degree murder

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 12:56
The lawyer representing the family of the unarmed black man who died last Monday while in Minneapolis police custody said he wants the charges against one off the arresting officers upgraded from third to first-degree murder.

Rep. Demings says internal review needed at every law enforcement agency in the country

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 12:44
Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., said on Sunday that the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis proves that "it is long overdue” for an internal review to be conducted at law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Trump announces US to designate Antifa as terrorist organization following violent protests

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:50
President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government will designate the far-left group Antifa as a designated terrorist organization.

Pelosi calls on Trump to focus on 'unifying our country' during unrest over George Floyd death

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:45
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Sunday on President Trump to work on “unifying the country” and not “fuel the flame” of unrest that has led to nationwide protests following the killing on an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police.

White House downplays Minnesota claims of far-right role in riots, in dispute over who’s fueling violence

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:15
White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien downplayed on Sunday reports that far-right and white supremacist groups were involved in stoking the violence at protests nationwide this weekend following the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis last Monday.

Head of Minnesota Police Chiefs Association: George Floyd death shows how cellphone videos are ‘game changer’ in holding cops accountable

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:12
Video of police officers pinning George Floyd to the ground before he died has been ubiquitous on the internet and in the media since Floyd’s death last week, and Andy Skoogman, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, says that this sort of footage – be it from bystanders’ cell phones or officer bodycams – is key for holding cops accountable when there are conflicting reports of what happened.

Sen. Tim Scott: Trump's tweets on George Floyd protests 'not constructive'

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:58
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday that he told President Trump that some of his Twitter posts about the violent riots that have rocked the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were “not constructive.”

Biden campaign staffers donate to group that bails out jailed Minneapolis protesters: report

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 04:13
At least 13 members of Joe Biden’s campaign staff have made donations to a group that helps Minneapolis protesters get out of jail on bail, according to a report.

Biden condemns riots over George Floyd death, calls for end to 'needless destruction'

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 23:57
Former Vice President Joe Biden called the protests in response to the death of George Floyd "utterly American," but condemned the "needless destruction" and violence across the nation. 

LA Mayor Garcetti calls for National Guard help: 'This is no longer a protest. This is destruction'

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 22:05
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the California National Guard is being deployed to Los Angeles overnight Saturday as the nation's second-largest city faces another night of rioting in response to the death of George Floyd.

National Guard activated in nearly a dozen states amid unrest over George Floyd death

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 21:16
Governors in nearly a dozen states across the country activated the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

Georgia, Texas join several other states in mobilizing National Guard amid unrest over George Floyd death

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 21:16
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday night joined several other states in mobilizing the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

Texas joins several other states in mobilizing National Guard amid unrest over George Floyd death

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 21:16
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday night joined several other states in mobilizing the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

St. Paul mayor walks back claim that all arrested in riot were from out of state: ‘I take full responsibility’

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 20:31
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Saturday walked back a prior claim that all those arrested in city riots a day earlier were from out of state, reportedly saying he was given inaccurate police data.

Trump says he's postponing G7, wants to invite other countries

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 20:09
President Trump on Saturday said he is postponing the G7 until at least September and that he hopes to invite additional countries to participate in the summit.

Clashes break out near White House between police, protesters as unrest extends into weekend

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:37
Clashes broke out Saturday near the White House between police and those protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody -- as tensions flared for yet another night in confrontations and unrest across the country.

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