Texas Dem Greg Casar calls anti-police movement ‘the biggest … probably in American history’
Collin Anderson • April 14, 2022 1:30 pm
Texas Democrat and soon-to-be “Squad” member Greg Casar compared “defund the police” activists to Martin Luther King Jr.
During a Tuesday morning sitdown with the Texas Tribune, Casar discussed his efforts to cut police funding as a member of the Austin City Council. The Democrat dismissed criticism and blasted Democrats for “trying to blame activist movements for our challenges as Democratic politicians.” Casar went on to compare the defund the police movement to King’s civil rights movement, arguing both were unpopular at the onset.
“MLK was not popular when he did his activist work. And his goal was not to get more Democrats elected. His goal was to transform American society, both short term and long term,” Casar said. “Same thing—really important for the biggest protest movement, probably in American history, or at least the biggest one in my lifetime since the civil rights movement, to stand up and say, ‘We need change to have a more just society,’ especially for black folks and folks of color. It’s not their job in the streets to come up with exactly the right slogans to help us get elected.”
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