If you can remember back before the self-righteous press meltdown over a “CNN sucks” chant, before the hysteria surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court … way back to when separating families at the border was the news cycle outrage du jour, you might remember that a protester climbed onto the foot of the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and refused to come down until “all the children have been released.”
So we’re guessing Therese “Patricia” Okoumou is another one of those “no borders” immigration rights activists who also can’t shut up about how horrible a country America is — and yet people are still paying smugglers and crossing the border illegally to get in.
Therese Okoumou wore a green dress painted with the words "I really care, why won't u?" https://t.co/JBTw498vKA
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) August 4, 2018
WATCH: Statue of Liberty Climber Spews Anti-America Chant Outside Manhattan Court https://t.co/g9mjCDAo3e
— Scott Frazier (@ChromeStallions) August 4, 2018
Okoumou held a press conference of sorts outside the courtroom Friday. The New York Post reports:
The immigrant rights activist who ruined July 4 for tourists visiting the Statue of Liberty when she scaled the green lady and forced the icon’s evacuation, was in Manhattan federal on Friday pushing for a no-jail guarantee from a judge — and then promptly spewed an anti-American message outside court.
Outside court dozens of supporters cheered on the Republic of Congo born woman – who is a naturalized citizen — and she chanted to the crowd, “America you mother f–kers! You drug addicts! You KKK! You fascist USA.”
She faces a year and a half in prison for trespassing, interference with a government agency and disorderly conduct.
Oh yeah, about that “press conference” — here’s a taste (NSFW):
The video from the now-deleted tweet pic.twitter.com/IUAGo26nWV
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 4, 2018
Shouldn’t she be spending her time warning potential immigrants not to come here? The place is full of drug addicts and Klan members and fascists — you’re probably safer staying right where you are. But we’re glad Okoumou is making the most of her citizenship.
I bet she's open to a no jail plea.
She created a hazardous condition. Risked the lives of responders, ruined the Fourth of July for hundreds if not thousands and even cost the State in lost revenue that… https://t.co/FIW8h3fg29
— Robert Ripp (@rob_ripp) August 3, 2018
— thenyislander (@BrooklynGranite) August 3, 2018
Here’s Dan Bongino’s take from Fox & Friends Saturday morning:
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 4, 2018
Jim Acosta had a very curious choice of words to describe the Statue of Liberty protester https://t.co/spZSHGBntk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2018