Below is a post from wife, Elaine, describing her encounter with the far left in D.C. last week.
For MONTHS we’ve had violence throughout numerous Democrat-run cities. Riots, looting, arson, assaults, and shootings. They’ve left communities devastated and businesses in ruin. They are organized and well-funded. Friends, this is the far left.
My husband, Congressman Ralph Norman and I were invited to the White House last week to attend President Trump’s acceptance speech. Ralph, in keeping with his servant’s heart, had commitments in the district and did not want to let his constituents down so he said he could not go. So, I decided to go and was excited that Ralph’s scheduler, Hali, in DC could attend with me. I have walked the streets of DC alone and with grandchildren for the past 3 years and have not been fearful, so I did not think twice about traveling alone to DC to attend this historic event.
The night was patriotic, moving, and wonderful in every way. Hali and I were over the top excited to be at the White House and hear Donald Trump’s exceptional speech in person.
Leaving the White House, we were informed by Secret Service about the dangers of the “protesters.” We met up with a delegate from Alaska, Matt (a police officer in Anchorage) who also needed to get to The Marriott. We spent the next hour in an Uber trying to figure out how to get around the blocked off street and avoid these violent “protesters.”
Finally, we had no choice but to walk. The closest we could get to the hotel was 15-minute walk. Arm in arm with Matt, we were walking right into the situation that Rand Paul and his wife were in. The Marriott and the Willard Hotel were surrounded by not peaceful protesters but angry rioters. We didn’t know what to do or where to go. All of the sudden a police car pulled up and [the officer] told us to quickly get in back of the patrol car and drove us through the barricades to the Marriott to our safety. These police officers kept us from most likely being beaten or at the least terribly harassed.
The Democratic Party wants these police that saved us to be defunded. If Joe Biden becomes president, those police will not be there to come to my rescue. I listened and watched these terrible riots out of my hotel window until 3:45 AM.
The next day things on the street were calm. I walked out to get an Uber to go to the airport. The streets were blocked off for the Martin Luther King March. I had to walk four blocks to get an Uber, which I have done many times in DC – the streets of DC are shut down a lot. But this time was different.
I was approached by people with BLM mask on who were in my face calling me the most vile, nasty language I have ever heard. I was frightened beyond belief not knowing if they were going to jump me, beat me up or what. I called Ralph on the phone crying as I ran. Ralph was helpless… He said, “find a policeman, find a policeman.” Thank goodness, I saw flashing blue lights with police blocking the street 3 blocks away. As Ralph stayed on the phone with me, I ran so fast toward the blue lights with my suitcase rolling behind. As I stood next to the police blocking the street I was able to get my Uber.
I was scared out of my mind, but now I am ready to fight for my freedom to walk safely on the streets of our Nation’s Capital as well as my grandchildren to remain safe walking the streets in South Carolina and Alabama. Two days in a row I was protected by police and was able to get to safety. The Democratic Party is promoting this violence and want to defund the police. The proof: Why were none of these criminals rioting or harassing people at the Democratic Convention or any Democrat for that matter?
If Biden is elected our freedom will be taken away, our ability to defend ourselves will be gone and those police who kept me safe in Washington will no longer be there for me OR YOU. These radical, Antifa organizations do not care about black lives, white lives, or children’s lives. The ONLY thing that matters to these organizations is to keep our law and order President Trump from winning the election so they can take over our country.
America, wake up… if you think all of this will stop if Joe Biden gets elected – you are dead wrong. Why???? Joe Biden will “owe” these criminal organizations and they will take over not just the big cities but will move into OUR neighborhoods.
Thank you to the DC police for keeping me safe. Thank you to my new friend, Matt, my guardian angel and Thank you President Trump for being the Law and Order President.