(Gateway Pundit) – South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel Powell claimed that she was a victim of a hate-crime during last Tuesday’s high-profile congressional hearing with tech giants on the issue of “hate-speech”, according to Florida Daily and live feeds available during the hearing.
Powell, who was confronted in 2018 at a South Florida joint campaign event with Donna Shalala and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by a group of Cuban-American activists and conservative groups, asserted that citizens expressing their free-speech rights was an “act of hate.”
The activists at one point caught Pelosi going in the back door of the event space and screamed that she was a “f****** communist” and that her Democrats needed to “get the f*** out of here.” While profane, the activists were occupying a public walkway and did not physically engage anyone at any point.
This didn’t stop Representative Murcasel Powell from claiming it was a “threatening” and “fearful” experience for her. Powell has never denounced actual violence against conservatives or members of the Trump administration. Likewise, she hasn’t denounced Congresswoman Maxine Water’s call for violent confrontations of conservatives in public.
In her official capacity during the hearing, Powell framed herself as a victim and demanded to know why Facebook or other platforms continue to allow her political opposition to organize on their platforms, calling for hate crime laws both on and offline to be “enhanced.”
Moving past the ridiculousness of a sitting member of Congress claiming that her political opponents speaking out against her constitutes a hate-crime that should be punishable by both law enforcement and tech companies, we have to wonder if Powell even understands what it means to be an American or the core basis of freedom of speech and assembly in this nation.
Video footage of her giving a speech inside the event space several months ago during the mid-term elections show her completely composed and bright-faced, contradicting her statements earlier this week claiming it was a “threatening” and “fearful” experience for her. The Miami Herald posted the footage in an article hilariously claiming that the protests organized outside Murcasel-Powell’s event was anti-free speech.
She also claimed during the hearing that the protests against her, organized and attended by mainly conservative Cuban activists and other pro-Trump Hispanic South Florida residents, represented how White Nationalism was a “threat to South Florida.”
Yeah… a group of Hispanic people who have actually experienced Communism is TOTALLY a symbol of White Nationalism.
This is part of the latest move by Democrats to get opposing speech banned as hate speech or racism. This is a dangerous new tactic by the American left.