Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe lied about events during last weekend’s protest and riot in Charlottesville.
McAuliffe claims that there were stashes of weapons all over the city that rioters used and were extremely armed and violent.
“They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told BLM activist DeRay Mckesson. “This was a powder keg. This was a very volatile situation. And I’ll once again say, I am very proud of our team on the ground. Nobody hurt except for those people hit by the car and you couldn’t stop that.”
“The governor was referring to the briefing provided him in advance of Saturday’s rally and the extra security measures being taken by local and state police,” state police spokesperson Corinne Geller said. “As a safety precaution in advance of August 12, such searches were conducted in and around Emancipation and McIntire Parks. No weapons were located as a result of those searches.”
McAuliffe also claimed that the state police were outgunned against the protesters. It’s the state police, that will not happen.
“We don’t release our tactical gear or anything of that nature for the protective purposes of our law enforcement,” Geller said. “They had the necessary inventory and gear that they needed for this event. There were no shots fired at the event or anything of that nature but our folks had the proper gear and tactical equipment they needed in order to safeguard themselves and everybody in attendance.”
McAuliffe was still convinced that the police were trampled by protesters, but that is simply not the case. McAuliffe is so out of touch with his own state that he would lie about such a devastating event.