At a time when the city of Dallas, in fact the entire country, is working to unite and come together, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick chose to divide his constituents by calling the peaceful protesters last night “hypocrites” during a Fox News interview
From Dallas News:
“All those protesters last night, they turned around and ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to protect them. What hypocrites!” an audibly emotional Patrick said.
As Gov. Greg Abbott issued on open letter calling on Texans to calmly unite and come together, Patrick took a more combative tone. He blamed Black Lives Matter protesters for the violence against police and said people “with big mouths are creating situations like we saw last night.”
“We have to have their back,” Patrick said of police. “And I’m sick and tired of those who are protesting our police and putting their lives in danger.”
It’s important to note the Black Lives Matter march in downtown Dallas last night was a peaceful protest bringing attention to the recent deaths of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota this week.