Vernon Jones, the Georgia Democratic agent who spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday on behalf of President Trump, is calling on Democrats in Congress to open hearings on the discontent that’s been gripping American cities.
Jones spoke to Fox News on Friday, following his experience being surrounded by an angry crowd as he left the White Home after President Trump’s RNC speech Thursday night. The crowd, which was held at bay by a handful of police officers yelling “move back” and forming a protective barrier around Jones, hurled insults including unsightly racial slurs.
” Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the whole DNC and Congress and all the state heads and chairs of Democratic parties, they require to come out and denounce this hatred, this vitriol, condemn Black Lives Matter and then Antifa,” Jones, who is Black, told Fox News. “Congress must hold hearings … and hear testimonies from those people who are being assaulted. It must also do a thorough investigation to see who’s financing … these professional domestic terrorists, and they must be held liable.”
Jones did not provide evidence that the people who hounded him and those who are looting and vandalizing cities throughout the U.S. are being paid by a third celebration, however his claims resembles one made by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Friday morning on “Fox & Friends.” Paul was likewise escorted on his escape of the White Home Thursday night, with police standing in between him and crowds trying to get at him and his wife, all while shouting for Paul, among the top supporters of criminal justice reform in Congress, to support criminal justice reform.
” I believe there are going to be individuals who are involved with the attack on us that in fact were paid to come here, are not from Washington, D.C., and are sort of paid to be anarchists,” Paul said. ” This is troubling since truly, if you’re inciting a riot that’s a criminal offense, but if you’re paying somebody to incite a riot that person requires to go to jail as well.”
Paul required the FBI to make arrests. Jones, on the other hand, stated that Congress ought to make it a hate criminal activity to attack someone based upon their political beliefs.
” Congress must likewise pass instantly, to include in the federal hate crime law, that it becomes a hate criminal activity when somebody attacks you based upon your political ideology and party affiliation,” Jones stated. “Let’s begin prosecuting these people for hate criminal activities.”
Jones added, describing individuals claiming the Black Lives Matter mantle: ” What it revealed to me is that Black lives do not matter due to the fact that I am a Black person, I am a Black life, so the hypocrisy that Black Lives Matter showed me right there, and confirmed and verified what I ‘d already been stating, is that Black lives do not matter.”
Jones is a highly controversial figure who’s been thrust into the nationwide spotlight thanks to his support for Trump. His liberal qualifications have actually been questioned by fellow Democrats in current weeks. He voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 and had images of Robert E. Lee in his office, the Savannah Early Morning News reported.
The legislator reacted to the criticisms in his interview with Fox News.
” This is not about voting due to the fact that the same thing might occur to any one of them, Black or Democrat. Does not matter. This has to do with individuals’ First Modification. And this has to do with residents’ safety. Every person’s safety,” Jones informed Fox News. “And it shouldn’t be a base test that if you stop working to support a specific candidate or celebration that you’re not safe on the streets of America.”
He added: “And last I inspected I am a Democrat.”
Jones also addressed numerous other problems in his extensive discussion with Fox News, consisting of the recent boycotts by expert athletes, including in the NBA, which canceled numerous of its recent playoff games to oppose cops cruelty.
” Where are the athletes boycotting a video game for all of us who’ve been under attack by these mobs, that are members of the Black Lives Matter?” Jones said. “So, now Black life does not matter to the sports world?”
” Where is LeBron James calling out those terrorists last night?” Jones added.
Jones likewise slammed members of the media describing the unrest and the scene in Washington as tranquil: “It wasn’t serene for me. It wasn’t peaceful for Sen. Rand Paul.”
Jones even more protected Trump’s record, stating that if the crowds were listening to Trump’s remarks they would learn more about things like jail reform, school option, jobs and funding for HBCU’s.
In another takeaway from his experience, Jones thanked the law enforcement officer for keeping the crowd at bay.
” I praise those guys and females, both Black and White, who actually put their lives on the line to protect me,” Jones said. “When they discuss defunding the cops department, that was a prime example. Due to the fact that they were undermanned by that mob. Which’s what it was, a mob. However they held the line and they used their bicycles and their courage to safeguard me. I’ll always remember them. I owe them a financial obligation of thankfulness. I owe all law enforcement officers across this nation a debt of appreciation for standing protecting those extremely folks, including Democrats, who stopped working to safeguard law enforcement officer.”