Campaign staff for Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden are bragging about their recent donations to a far-left organization that bails out rioters arrested in Minneapolis.
Reuters reported that 13 members of the Biden campaign recently posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that uses such donations to pay bail fees of rioters arrested in violent protests.
A Biden campaign spokesman declined to answer whether the donations to the Antifa-aligned group were officially coordinated with the Biden campaign.
Instead of donating to the family of George Floyd, Biden campaign staff is helping to bail out individuals arrested during riots where widespread looting, arson, and vandalism took place.
Here are a few tweets from members of the Biden team:
I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Floyd and countless other POC. This has to end. Matched.— Hannah Peyton (@hannahnpeyton) May 29, 2020
Who’s next? https://t.co/J9CQS4dAZU #BlackLivesMatter #MinnesotaFreedomFund https://t.co/S26D1HTSPp pic.twitter.com/Yr0yNiT1co
A tweet posted Saturday appeared to show Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison holding a copy of "Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook."
During a speech on Saturday following the successful launch of the SpaceX rocket, President Trump blamed Antifa and other far-left groups for much of the violence seen in cities across the United States. The president called on liberal governors and mayors to toughen their response to the riots or risk a response from the federal government.