Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Why does Hillary clinton keep terror enabler Melissa Mark- Viverito on her team. Because Democrat terrorists are legion.
Even as the victims were bleeding out in Orlando early Sunday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was tweeting her support for another terrorist, unrepentant bomber Oscar Lopez Rivera.
Kudos to Seth Barron of City Council Watch for flagging her ill-timed obsession.
The speaker is a fervent Puerto Rican nationalist, you see. And since that’s Rivera’s cause, too, she plainly doesn’t care about his victims (not even the New Yorkers killed by his bombs), or the fact that he’d have won release from federal prison years ago — had he been willing to renounce violence.
And so, hours before Sunday’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Mark-Viverito tweeted out yet another call for the president to give Rivera an unconditional pardon.
Next she learned of the Orlando slaughter, and tweeted, “disgusted and horrified.”
But then, minutes later, as SWAT officers were storming Pulse, she blithely went back to pushing for the release of her favorite terrorist, with a photo of her embracing him.
Hmm. Mark-Viverito is a prominent surrogate for Hillary Clinton. Does Clinton really need an advocate for an unrepentant home-grown terrorist on her team? A terrorist who won’t even express remorse?
Well, maybe Clinton relates to the speaker’s seamy relations with nonprofits.
Mark-Viverito has used her power to shower city cash on “charities” that employ lobbyists who consulted on her 2013 campaign. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman flagged one recipient of the speaker’s largess — Bronx nonprofit Regional Aid for Interim Need — for using taxpayer funds to pay off a mortgage and to cover another exec’s personal expenses.
Sounds a lot like the Clinton Foundation.
Then again, Hillary Clinton — at the time seeking Puerto Rican votes in her run for a New York seat in the US Senate — played a key role in then-President Bill Clinton’s pardon of most of Oscar Lopez Rivera’s fellow imprisoned FALN terrorists.
Maybe the two Democrats really are peas in a pod.