VIRGINIA GOVERNOR: FAR RIGHT MILITIAS HAD BETTER EQUIPMENT THAN STATE POLICE

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe referred to the armed militias that descended on Charlottesville as “an invading army” according to a report in the New York Times.

But if Charlottesville was grieving on Sunday, it was also questioning. Governor McAuliffe fiercely defended the police in an impromptu sidewalk interview, noting that many of the demonstrators were armed, and saying the officers had done “great work” in a “very delicate situation.” And he said Ms. Heyer’s death, which he called “car terrorism,” could not have been prevented.
By the time both groups converged on the park, a line of camouflage-clad militia members toting assault rifles were standing outside the park, looking very much like an invading army. “They had better equipment than our State Police had,” Mr. McAuliffe said.

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