Atlanta Mayor Blames COVID & Trump for 9 Year Old’s Murder – Rejects Governors call For National Guard


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Atlanta’s mayor appears more outraged over the Governor’s decision to bring in National Guard members to the state, after the senseless murder of a 9 year old girl, than the actual tragedy itself

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms disagrees with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order about the surge of violence in her community and about his plans to send National Guard troops to city streets.

She called the combination of the spread of coronavirus and concerns about police brutality is “the perfect storm of distress” for the United States. In other words, it’s not the fault of the murderer who killed the 9 year old, but “distress” over alleged police brutality.


Bottoms, who announced Monday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, also told ABC’s “Good Morning America” she thinks the Republican governor’s reopening plan for the state is too aggressive.

“People are obviously anxious and even angry about COVID-19,” Bottoms said. “I think that the rhetoric that comes out of the White House doesn’t help it at all; it doesn’t give people much hope. I think that it’s all converging together, and we’re seeing it happen and spill out onto the streets in Atlanta.”

So Trump is to blame for the senseless killing of a child.  Would the mayor prefer more murder in the streets instead of some help from National Guard?

Progressive ideology tends to find excuses for horrible crimes instead of fighting the crime.

Kemp declared a state of emergency Monday, along with an executive order that authorizes the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta after violence in the city resulted in the death of an 8-year-old girl, who was shot and killed near a burned-out Wendy’s restaurant where police killed Rayshard Brooks in June.

Meanwhile, Bottoms on Tuesday said, so far, her only possible symptom of the virus is “the same headache that I have during stressful times and allergy season.”

She added, doctors told her she had a “low positive” test, which meant she was either at the beginning or the end of her infection. Also, one of her children also has tested positive.

The mayor has been named as one of the potential contenders for presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.