Friday, February 3, 2017
The Sharpton Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree
As it turns out, Al Sharpton’s daughter is about as good at protesting as her father is at reading a teleprompter.
According to the New York Post, Ashley Sharpton, the oleaginous reverend’s daughter, was taken into custody during a protest that took place outside of Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday against the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Sharpton was arrested along with Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, whose death after an arrest in New York in 2014 became a focal point of anti-police protests throughout the country.
President Donald Trump, of course, was not present at the Trump Tower. And that’s not the only problem with their stunt. They were also guilty of dramatically overstating what it accomplished.
“In an act of civil disobedience and in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eric Garner’s mom and others were arrested tonight … over President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch,” Rachel Noerdlinger, Sharpton’s spokeswoman, said in a statement.
Yeah, because as we know, Martin Luther King protested Supreme Court nominees he had a problem with. Right.
Besides being Garner’s mother, Carr is also the director of the Youth Huddle for Sharpton’s National Action Network, and it seems that a number of the others arrested outside Trump Tower were also Sharpton functionarieis.
According to the Post, they included “Minister” Kirsten John Foy, also of NAN; the Rev. Johnnie Green of Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem; Katrina Jefferson, NAN NYC chapter liaison; the Rev. Kevin McCall of NAN; and NAN member Patrice Perry.
The arrests were yet another blemish in a particularly bad week for Sharpton. The reverend had been slammed after a tweet claiming that Jesus was a refugee, according to Breitbart.
Of course, all of this is only important if you take Sharpton seriously. I tend not to. After all, this is a man who mostly serves as comic relief in the larger political drama that is America.
Whenever Sharpton and his organizations start paying their taxes, maybe then I’ll listen to what he has to say.
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