While lawless sheriffs gathered on the White House lawn to protest US immigration policy and called for “hanging” of that “traitor” President Barack Obama, their leader Richard Mack was getting cozy with two Tea Party senators and a House representative.
Crooks and Liars reports that while we consumers were busily doing our holiday shopping to keep our economy going, Mack had a nice meeting with Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and David Vitter (R-LA), and Rep. Martha Blackburn (R-TN) in the Senate building on Dec. 10. In case you haven’t ever heard of Sheriff Richard Mack, he’s head of the ultra-right-wing Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.
This motley crew of the rooting-est, tooting-est, bad-@ss “constitutional experts” of the US Southwestern border states claim US sheriffs are above the laws of our tyrannical US government and the “last line of defense” against those scary brown invaders from Central America. So, the next time some undocumented immigrant knocks on your door and threatens to mow-blow-and-go your front lawn for a very reasonable fee, fear not: Your friendly, gun-toting “constitutional sheriffs” are a short phone call away, if you happen to live in the White House.
A CSPOA-led anti-immigration protest outside of the White House took place on the same day. Luckily, the gathering proved pitifully small, according to Crooks and Liars.
Originally billed in the National Review as a “massive gathering” of sheriffs from around the nation to protest immigration, the event was organized by two sheriffs who are active leaders in Mack’s CSPOA and drew a much smaller crowd.
Monitors from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Watch looked in on this little gathering of sheriffs who should have their stars revoked and described what they found:
A small group of protesters supporting the sheriffs gathered at the White House and began shouting slogans and demanding the removal of President Obama. Some in the crowd demanded the president be lynched–”Hang the lying Muslim traitor!” one of them shouted.
When the folks from Hate Watch asked Sheriff Mack about his merry band of CSPOA sheriffs’ treasonous threats against the President of the United States, he denied direct involvement.
“I was invited to attend and we provided a little hors-d’oevres.”
We’re sure Sheriff Mack’s cocktail weenies and mini-quichelets were scrumptious. This writer also suspecct his eyes twinkled benevolently as the psycho sheriff declared:
“I was really proud of these sheriffs for trying to take care of something on their own.”
Despite Sheriff Mack’s lame attempts to distance himself from his CSPOA followers’ traitorous clamoring, they seemed awfully familiar with him:
The same group of protesters then proceeded to the Senate building where the sheriffs were meeting, but were not permitted inside and instead lingered in the foyer. When the meeting ended, the demonstrators lustily greeted the emerging law enforcement officers and Congress members, some of them shaking hands and hugging the participants.
“Lustily” seems like a rather interesting choice of words for earnest civil rights lawyer-types like our friends at the SPLC, but… maybe you had to be there to get the full experience. One has to wonder, considering that Sheriff Mack is also the genius who proposed using women as human shields while defending Cliven Bundy’s non-existent sovereign citizen rights back at the ranch.
Watch these lawless sheriffs protesting while their leader schmoozed with GOP senators.
Here’s Hatewatch’s video with this mercifully small gathering of lawless sheriffs calling for Obama’s lynching. Secret Service, where ARE you? #ThanksObama.
Featured image: Composite with photo and video screen grab from SPLC Hatewatch.