The Democrats have become enmeshed in yet another political scandal over the Thanksgiving holiday. This is no mere scandal, for the person in question was arrested by the police.
Missouri State Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. was among seven people arrested after they were caught protesting inside of St. Louis’ Galleria Mall. Franks and other protestors supposedly chanted “Shut it down!” as they marched through the crowded mall.
Franks tweeted, “What a beautiful day to go shopping! Together,” ahead of the anti-Black Friday protest.
According to many far-Left ideologues and others who are easily brainwashed by the mainstream media, “Black Friday” has its historical origins in slavery.
There is absolutely no historical evidence that supports this idea. This has not stopped radicals like Rep. Franks from using the consumerist holiday as a point of “resistance.”
Other Leftist celebrities and politicians have promised to “reclaim” the holiday (Black Friday is not necessarily a holiday, at least not a holiday recognized by the federal government) by promising to donate money to pro-black causes and black politicians.
This is not the first time that Franks has been arrested for protesting. In October, Franks was one of the people arrested in St. Louis for attempting to block a freeway in protest of the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer James Stockley after the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.
Franks celebrated this arrest with a single tweet that said, “We getting locked up!”
Prior to winning his election last year, Franks was a St. Louis-area rapper and activist. The Daily Caller reported that Franks’ previous raps often bragged about “shooting snitches,” a slang term for people who talk to the police about criminal activity.
“I off them if they snitch, I put a shotty to their body, send them straight to the reverend! I put them in a body cast, put them in a body bag, tie them to the bag of the Chrysler then it’s body drag!” Franks said in a song. It’s clear what his position on violence is, to say the least.
Franks’ actions and opinions are not entirely out of keeping with other Democrats in Missouri. Despite being a historically conservative state that voted for Donald Trump during the 2016 election, several St. Louis-area politicians have made a name for themselves as being radicals.
One of Franks’ colleagues, Democrat and State Senator Maria N. Chappelle-Nadal, faced harsh criticism for openly calling for President Trump’s assassination on Facebook. Chappelle-Nadal remained defiant in the face of mostly-Republican calls for her to resign.
Should this representative step down?
Franks is just another example of what happens when radical, racial politics win elections. Franks’ arrest, while designed to generate public exposure to his cause, should be a warning to conservatives all across the country. Under President Trump, the #Resistance has become increasingly radical, and has lent money and support to political activists who use historical fallacies to attack conservative America, capitalism, and the tenuous fabric of the American Republic.
Franks is not an outlier; he is one of the primary pillars of the new Democrat Party.