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Mayor Durkan Rips Protesters Who Marched To Her Home and Calls for Investigation Into Possible Ringleader

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Originally posted @ theconservativeopinion.com

Per Brandi Kruse:

BREAKING: This morning, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted a letter to the City Council, urging members to take action against Councilwoman Sawant, up to and including expulsion. The letter listed several accusations against Sawant that the mayor thinks are grounds to do so. 

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office had already issued a statement expressing anger at CHOP protesters who chose to march all the way to her home.

Durkan specifically mentions their decision to come to her residence was “without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family.”

“Mayor Durkan and her family are in the state program to keep their address confidential because of the death threats mostly related to her work as Seattle’s U.S. Attorney under President Obama. Instead of working to make true change, Councilmember Sawant continues to choose political stunts.” Durkan’s statement said “Tonight she did so without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family. The Mayor was not even home, she was working at City Hall. Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk.”

Durkan now wants the possible “ringleader” of the incident investigated. Councilmember Kshama Sawant is a member of “Socialist Alternative,” a national political party that pushes far-left progressive policies including a $15 minimum wage.

Per q13fox.com , Durkan has now asked the City Council to investigate socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant, calling for her to be punished and possibly even expelled from her position over a series of actions surrounding police protests.

Durkan made her case against Sawant in a letter she sent to Council President Lorena González on Tuesday, accusing Sawant of engaging in activities that Durkan believes warrant further scrutiny and action.

“Disagreements on policy contribute to a robust public debate. However, policy disagreements do not justify a Councilmember who potentially uses their position in violation of law or who recklessly undermines the safety of others, all for political theatre,” Durkan wrote in the letter.

Durkan’s letter accuses Sawant of the following:

• Allowing hundreds of protesters into City Hall after hours without following social distancing or masking protocols, prompting safety complaints from janitorial staff.

• Leading a protest to the mayor’s home, knowing that Durkan’s address is protected by a state program due to threats related her her time as a U.S. Attorney.

• Using her position to encourage protesters to occupy the East Precinct as “the City has been trying to de-escalate the situation and ask individuals to depart because of violence in the area.”

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