White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ripped Washington D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser for ordering a late curfew, saying the violence and destruction in reaction to the death of George Floyd had already become so out of hand.
“I think when you look at some of the befuddling actions like right here in D.C.,” McEnany said. “The Mayor of D.C. didn’t issue a curfew until 11 P.M. Well, guess what, at 10 P.M., you had St. John’s church burning. Several other cities had curfews at 4 P.M., at 5 P.M., at 6 P.M. Some of the actions are really not tough enough, as the President noted. Particularly with the Mayor here in D.C.”
The historic St. John’s church across from the White House has been set on fire: pic.twitter.com/mWgtdkwBq3
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 1, 2020
She added, “And when you look at these horrific actions I just want to note how completely wrongheaded the fact is that you had the Veteran’s Affairs Department defaced and the word ‘Veteran’ completely spraypainted off the building. You had the Lincoln Memorial defaced, a beautiful symbol of a President who overcame some of the deepest racial divides in our country. And to have those institutions defaced really undermines the message.”
With all the news we get, how have we missed these images? How can you do this at the Lincoln Memorial? How can you do this at the WWII Memorial? pic.twitter.com/nY6Z16tjz8
— suzanne sigona (@suzanne_sigona) June 1, 2020
Bowser delayed her order until around 6 P.M. on Sunday, in an announcement she posted to Twitter. She also called on the DC National Guard to support the city’s police forces.
Mayor Bowser is ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1. She has also activated the DC National Guard to support the Metropolitan Police Department.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC Lite (@MayorBowser) May 31, 2020