Good for him!
Courtesy of Newsweek:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has criticized Republicans and called for a hate crime investigation by police after members of the far-right Trump-supporting Proud Boys group were involved in violent clashes in Manhattan on Friday evening.
The Democratic governor also pointed fingers at Donald Trump on Sunday, accusing the president and his party of fanning the flames of division within the country.
“So the president is on the stump today saying ‘the Democrats are a mob, the Democrats will bring chaos, they are leftists,’ and then coincidentally, the Republican Party in the State of New York invites a group known for violence and for hate speech,” Cuomo said, WAMC Northeast Public Radio reported, suggesting that the Proud Boys were invited specifically to cause a brawl.
“And by the way, I don’t believe in coincidences in politics. Not on the same weekend, not in New York. Not in a Republican Party that is very close to Trump,” he added.
This, of course, is about the attack I posted about down thread in which a bunch of Right Wing assholes went on a violence spree and started to randomly abuse New Yorkers as they yelled out “faggot.”
One witness said this about the attack:
“If the cops hadn’t pulled up, they probably would have just kept going and killed them,” photojournalist Sandi Bachom told Newsweek, referring to the Proud Boys’ members who had attacked counter-demonstrators.
It’s a good thing for the victims that this happened in New York because if it had happened in Georgia or Texas these thugs would be getting some kind of award.
And Cuomo’s right to blame this on Donald Trump.
Trump has been inciting violence since before he took office, so just like the increased racism, I imagine we see more of these kinds of attacks as well.