Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the Chicago Teachers Union’s strike was a secret plot by the Obama campaign.
“You watch, [Chicago mayor] Rahm Emanuel himself is the guy who said, ‘never let a crisis go to waste,” Limbaugh said. “We know that the unions and Obama and Rahm Emanuel and Democrats are in bed with each other. So this to me, I think is a perfect set up. We are being played.”
The 26,000-member teacher union went on strike Monday because Chicago insisted on implementing a new evaluation system and planned to cut some health benefits for teachers. The city also refused to install additional air-conditioning units in classrooms, limit class size, and hire more social workers, the union said.
Limbaugh predicted that Obama was going to intervene in the dispute within a few days and bring it to a resolution, bolstering his leadership credentials ahead of the November elections.
“There is no union that is going to go on strike now for the express purpose of harming Barack Obama,” he said. “Quite the contrary, any union who thinks there actions would end up hurting Obama will delay or put off those actions.”
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WATCH: Democratic congresswoman pepper sprayed by police at Ohio George Floyd protest
On Saturday, NBC 4 reported that Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was pepper sprayed during an incident at a rally in Columbus on Saturday morning.
In footage of the incident posted by local anchor Colleen Marshall, several protesters ran at police trying to control the crowd in an attempt to extricate a female protester, prompting officers to use pepper spray to control the crowds.
In addition to Beatty, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce were also caught in the line of fire.
A source provided this video to @ColleenNBC4 showing the incident that resulted in Rep. Joyce Beatty, City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce getting pepper sprayed Saturday morning. https://t.co/ogqPrajniZ pic.twitter.com/19f1xbC53m
Martin Luther King III: If three other Minneapolis cops involved Floyd killing aren’t arrested ‘I don’t know what to predict’
On MSNBC Saturday, Martin Luther King III laid out why the three police officers who sat by as George Floyd was killed must also face criminal charges.
"Is there anything that you can suggest that would make his family feel like there is justice for him and his family?" asked anchor Alex Witt.
"Well, yes, of course," said King. "Maybe the DA is working on it and the legal system, but it's obvious to most of the nation that there should have been prosecution or some prosecution of all of those officers who were standing there. It was the officer who actually had his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd and others who were there, I mean, any one of them could have said, 'hey, man, chill. We need to — back up.' I mean, a man is asking for help and you are immune to what this person is saying? What kind of human being are you?"
‘Liberal Redneck’ Trae Crowder slams ‘out of control’ Minneapolis cops for acting like ‘hitmen from gangster movies’
On Saturday, "Liberal Redneck" Trae Crowder posted a lengthy Facebook condemnation of police violence, slamming "out of control" cops and calling for justice.
"I got a question. How come nobody ever talks about how often Black people don't riot?" said Crowder. "I mean, all the sh*t they put up with every day for generations without rioting? Meanwhile, a bunch of white people's hockey team loses, they burn it all to the ground? ... But you can only push people so far, and apparently, they draw the line at wanton public murder at the hands of the law. And I, for one, am not going to criticize that."