Jay Duggan. January 12, 2021
Our benevolent ruler said in a Tuesday afternoon press conference that after consulting with Michigan Governor and law enforcement he was going to activate the National Guard to protect the State Capitol against warnings of armed protest and to “…see that the peaceful transfer of power was done.”
I have heard of no talk of armed protests outside of news rumors coming from law enforcement, and Walz did not disclose what information was given to him. Minnesota already had it’s “transfer of power” when the new legislative members were sworn in last week. All previous protests at our State Capitol have been orderly, clean, non-confrontational, and very respectful and polite to the State Troopers present. Loud and lots of signage and flags, but mostly typical of political peaceful protest.
I very much hope we get to hear what information Walz used to make this decision, or if this was an action taken to bolster to his most recent political narrative that peaceful protests against his dictatorial retention of legislative powers in the absence of an “emergency” are dangerous.
KSTP News has another report and video at https://kstp.com/news/walz-to-visit-american-history-monuments-in-minnesota-encourage-reflection-and-peace/5975262/?cat=1