Cory Booker, Kamala, AOC … celebs and Dems who raged against ‘modern-day lynching’ of Smollett change spin

​While the left spewed hate-filled rants following the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett, their silence is now deafening as their typical rush to judgement comes back to bite them.

Sen. Cory Booker’s declaration that he was withholding judgement would be commendable if he hadn’t already called it out as “an attempted modern-day lynching.” The Democratic presidential candidate told reporters Sunday that he was now waiting until the facts came in on the alleged hate crime against the “Empire” actor, a blatant about-face after joining others like Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the left’s bandwagon of condemnation for the alleged racist and homophobic attack Smollett claimed occurred in Chicago last month.

“Well, the information is still coming out, and I’m going to withhold until all the information comes out,” the New Jersey Democrat said, speaking to reporters after meeting with voters in Rochester, N.H. , according to Fox News. “What we’re seeing is attacks on people because they’re different and we all need to join together and condemn those attacks and the hatred and the bigotry that sources them.”

“We know in America that bigoted and biased attacks are on the rise in a serious way, and we actually even know in this country that since 9/11, the majority of the terrorist attacks on our soil have been right-wing terrorist attacks — the majority of them white supremacist attacks,” Booker claimed.

The Democrat’s sudden cautionary thinking on the Smollett case is a departure from his earlier reaction within hours of Smollett’s claim, condemning the alleged crime while touting an anti-lynching bill introduced in Congress.

Booker, and many of his Democratic colleagues seemed to have no intentions of “withholding” any judgement after the initial reports, and now are either deleting supportive tweets or remaining noticeably silent.

After questioning two Nigerian brothers in the reported attack, Chicago police released them and now suspect that Smollett paid them to stage the crime. Now, it seems, many on the left have some backtracking to do after being quick to judge the “facts” in the case. Left-wing activists, celebrities, Democratic political candidates and the media piled on the hate-crime narrative, defending the black and openly gay actor who claimed that the two white men attacked him, shouting “this is MAGA country,” and placed a rope around his neck.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed the “racist and homophobic attack” before any of the solid facts had been investigated.

California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, echoed Booker’s words, calling it an “attempted modern day lynching.”

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters naturally blamed the attack on President Trump, saying “It’s coming from the president of the United States. He’s dog whistling every day.”

“Why all of a sudden do we have people unable to study while black, unable to mow a lawn while black, unable to have picnic while black, and being attacked?” she said.

Outspoken attorney Michael Avenatti appeared to agree with the Democrat’s finger-pointing.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a now-deleted tweet, said, “The racist, homophobic attack on [Smollett] is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love.”

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted that the attack was an example of the “surging hostility toward minorities around the country.”

Rep. Eric Swalwell also called out the hate speech.

Hollywood came to the defense of their fellow actor with knee-jerk reactions as well.

The sports world echoed the condemnation.

Even with all the tweets and comments that have obviously not aged well, it’s highly unlikely any on the left will acknowledge the error of their ways. Instead, like Booker, many will play the game of “withholding” judgement even after they stoke the fires of division with their rhetoric.


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