The ugly incidents that occurred over the weekend in Washington DC are now the subject of a stern letter written by Republicans in the House of Representatives, sent to Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of Washington DC.
Violent political clashes have become a mainstay of American society during 2020, as supporters of President Trump routinely clash with radical leftists on American streets from New York City to San Diego, California.
The latest melee, which took place in the nation’s capital just days ago, prompted the House GOP to speak out, lambasting Bowser in the process.
The top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are demanding Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney to hold a hearing to examine the violence against supporters of President Trump after the “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C. last weekend.
They are also calling for answers from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, claiming her “silence” on the issue is part of a “broader pattern of viewpoint discrimination.”
House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, penned a letter to Maloney, D-N.Y., after more than 20 people were arrested last weekend amid violent clashes between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in D.C.
The Congressmen pulled no punches in their assessment of the events.
“We respectfully request a hearing on the violence directed at supporters of President Trump on November 14, 2020,” they wrote to Maloney. “These supporters were exercising their First Amendment right to peacefully assemble within the District of Columbia.”
They added: “The failure of the city’s leaders to afford basic protections to persons who may hold different political viewpoints from their own appears to be another concerning example of viewpoint discrimination in the District.”
Trump supporters had gathered in DC over the weekend to support the President via an event dubbed the “Million MAGA March”, hoping to bring awareness to what they felt was an unfair election process.