It was mid-June when St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner charged Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the two attorneys who pointed firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters who were trespassing on private property on their way to the mayor’s house, with felony unlawful use of a weapon, as well as a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault. “It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis.” If you can’t point a gun at someone in a threatening manner, why have one?
The New York Post reports Wednesday that Gardner “triumphed over her challenger in the Democratic primary on Tuesday evening by a 61-39 margin.” “Despite the negative publicity, the first-term prosecutor easily dispatched with her primary opponent and is expected to win at November’s general given St. Louis’ mostly-democratic voting block,” the Post reports.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 5, 2020
Almost like charging them was just a self-interested bad faith political move all along⬇️ https://t.co/8ZudAcHhEy
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) August 5, 2020
The day Gardner filed the charges, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt stepped in, tweeting, “Enough is enough…. As Missouri’s chief law enforcement official I’m entering the case to defend Missourians’ right to protect their families & property.” Gardner certainly gained some publicity from her charges, though.
That is precisely what I suspected when the news broke of the charges.
— UH60Hwkdrvr (@Uh60H) August 5, 2020
Anyone who voted for her is completely insane.
— 🇺🇸The Philosophy of Star Wars (@TPOSW) August 5, 2020
St. Louis deserves whatever they get now
— Sarah (@txmom1776) August 5, 2020
My thoughts exactly
— William (@Jones123William) August 5, 2020
And people still voted for her. Apparently riots and mayhem, law and order don’t matter to them. It’s hard to wrap your head around their way of thinking.
— 🐘Hummingbird🐘⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@catheescan) August 5, 2020
Politicians only have one move. The self-serving move that assures re-election.
— Christian Darnold (@cdarnold15) August 5, 2020
It is too outraging.
— Eduardo SG (@ESG0228201) August 5, 2020
And people are signing up for more of the same?
— Kim (@Kim83754725) August 5, 2020
Doesn't say much for St. Louis voters, does it?
— Jamie Pratique (@JPratique) August 5, 2020
These Democrats in these Democrat controlled cities deserve the cities they get in their turmoil condition, I have no sympathies for them.
— James Bishai (@attybishai) August 5, 2020
Color me shocked.
— Randolph Scott (@cyberpunk2049) August 5, 2020
Didn't she get Soros money? Probably a shoe in for her. Why do we let Soros get by with this?
— RiverGal (@DebbyHouser) August 5, 2020
Yes, she did get George Soros money:
Soros Boosts St. Louis Prosecutor After Prosecuting Gun-Toting Couple
Liberal billionaire put $116,000 into PAC backing Kim Gardner days before electionhttps://t.co/dm1bbJjSnl
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) August 4, 2020
So is she going to drop the charges now or just lose in court?
— TheManWithNoName (@MickeyBaseball) August 5, 2020
Looks like this didn’t dissuade voters:
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who is charging the McCloskeys with felony weapons charges, took several trips funded by an anti-gun liberal group that she failed to disclose, including travel to Portugal.
That's a violation of St. Louis law.https://t.co/V0noab2Tmp
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 30, 2020
‘This is bizarre’: Patricia McCloskey’s gun was inoperable when police seized it, but firearms experts reassembled it to make it ‘lethal’ https://t.co/yw6xl6A2G5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 21, 2020