Teenage Daughter of Slain Cop Bullied By Keyboard Cowards
Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., on Monday blasted the “keyboard warriors” on social media that took aim at the daughter of a fallen Texas police officer after she used the hashtag #bluelivesmatter.
“It’s just wrong,” Collins told the “Todd Starnes Show.” “Where have we devolved in this society—this isn’t evolution—this is devolving. This is going backward.”
He said it is the “height of wrong” when cowards hide behind their computers to try and use social media platforms to try and hurt people.
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Todd Starnes, the host of the program, said, “This is on the Democrats.”
“This is just unbelievable,” he said. “Not just that they’re going after police officers, now they’re going after their families, too.”
Savannah Chavez, the daughter of Ismael Chavez, tweeted on Saturday a tribute to her father, calling him an “amazing man” and saying he “died a hero.”
Her father, an officer for the McAllen Police Department, and another officer were gunned down while responding to a domestic violence call. The department’s police chief said the responding officers “never had a chance” and were fired upon while the suspect was inside the home. The suspect later turned the gun on himself.
The girl posted an endearing picture of the two, but faced social media venom after posting in support of “Blue Lives.”
“Being a cop is a choice,” one person responded. “Lmao and the last time I checked, blue people don’t exist. Maybe educate yourself?”
The backlash got so severe, the girl was forced to delete the post.
Starnes called on Democrats to “call off the attack dogs.”
Collins said it is all part of the anti-police narrative being pushed by Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Collins said his father was a state trooper and challenged these anti-police politicians to ride along with officers who have to deal with antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters.
“I’m tired of these mayors in these big cities hiding behind their own police security while they’re out there attacking our police officers,” Collins said.