The Republican National Convention officially began on Monday, and it featured quite the lineup of speakers, among them: Mark and Patricia McCloskey.
The McCloskeys went viral earlier this summer when the couple pointed guns at people protesting the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans by police.
While most people would be arrested for pointing a weapon into a crowd of people, the McCloskeys have since become heroes within the pro-Trump conservative movement, as evidenced by their latest speaking engagement.
The couple invoked racist scare tactics that Democrats are trying to "abolish the suburbs."
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Mark McCloskey said:
"Whether it's the defunding of police, ending cash bail so criminals can be released back out on the streets the same day to riot again, or encouraging anarchy and chaos on our streets, it seems as if the Democrats no longer view the government's job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens."
Mark McCloskey went on to complain that none of the protestors were charged with a crime, but he and his wife—who, again, brandished weapons at strangers for protesting in their neighborhood—were.
Patricia McCloskey continued:
"They're not satisfied with spreading the chaos and violence into our communities, they want to abolish the suburbs all together by ending single family home zoning. This forced rezoning would bring crime, lawlessness, and low-quality apartments into now-thriving suburban neighborhoods. President Trump smartly ended this government overreach, but Joe Biden wants to bring it back...Your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats' America."
Single-family housing policies—which limit construction in a certain jurisdiction to homes designed for individual families—are cited as one of the ways the United States government perpetuates racial segregation without explicitly citing race. The lack of affordable apartments or duplexes in affluent communities makes it more challenging for low-income families, a disproportionate number of whom are people of color, to gain access to adequate schools and job opportunities.
According to the McCloskeys—and Donald Trump—the "invasion" of lower-income families is a threat to the institution of suburbia.
People heard the couple's dog whistle loud and clear.
While the couple warns of lower-income families ruining their neighborhood, the McCloskeys' own neighbors say they've made the block a living hell.
The Republican National Convention continues tonight.