‘Amazing Day in America!’ Trump Campaign Adviser Salutes North Carolina Freedom Fighters
Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign, told the “Todd Starnes Radio Show” on Tuesday that it is an “amazing day in America” when police in North Carolina make an arrest at a protest challenging the constitutionality of the state’s stay-at-home order.
“It’s an amazing day in America when you see these types of things happen,” Ellis said.
About 100 protesters rallied in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday to show their displeasure over the state’s order to essentially close down businesses, the Raleigh News Observer reported.
The paper reported that one protester, identified as 51-year-old Monica Faith Ussery, was arrested for allegedly violating the order.
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“I have a right to peacefully assemble,” she said, while being led way, the paper reported. “God bless America.”
Another protester, dressed in an American flag shirt, said, “we are in violation of Comrade Cooper’s order. If I get locked up today, I’m OK with that. As North Carolinians, we need to get back to work.”
The protester was referring to Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat.
Ellis told Todd Starnes that she believes Americans are at the point where they are beginning to demand an explanation for the government’s swift power-grab.
“We’re seeing some very ridiculous instances and it’s a very good thing that we’re pushing back,” she said.
She said Americans listened to state officials when they said our health depended on it, but she said these officials have to start presenting to the people what prompted them to make their decisions.
Ellis said that these questions are an important reminder for Americans that our “rights and liberties are just a moment away from being infringed upon.”
Starnes said he was shocked at how quickly Americans gave up their civil liberties.
“I think the most dangerous constitutional question here that the courts will have to consider is: Where does the state government get the authority to determine and declare—arbitrarily—what is and is not an essential business. And the answer to that question, should be, constitutionally, they don’t.”
The News Observer reported that the protest was organized by ReopenNC, a Facebook group that has surpassed 28,000 members.
Cooper has warned that it would be a “catastrophe” to obliterate these restrictions.
“The numbers are very clear that the interventions that we’ve entered into — social gatherings, limitations on bars and restaurants, the stay at home order — those kinds of things are working,” he said.
The paper reported that the protest included about 50 cars honking in unison every 15 minutes. One protester reportedly yelled to police, “Are you goons of Cooper or servants of the people?