The lieutenant governor of Texas said today that he blames the angry anti-cop rhetoric of Black Lives Matter activists for what happened in Dallas last night. Dan Patrick said on Fox News, “I do blame people on social media with their hatred towards police.”
He acknowledged that the protesters last night were peaceful, but said that “too many in the general public… [with] a big mouth are creating situations like we saw last night.”
Patrick even called those peaceful protesters last night “hypocrites” for “expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them.”
The protesters last night took to the streets due to the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week.
Watch above, via Fox News.
[h/t Texas Tribune]
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