After the crowd at Game 5 of the World Series booed President Trump and chanted lock him up, a Democrat senator has decided to speak out.
“I have a hard time with the idea of a crowd on a globally televised sporting event chanting ‘lock him up’ about our president,” stated Delaware Sen. Chris Coons.
The boos and chants came as President Trump and the First Lady were introduced at Nationals Park in Washington and appeared on the scoreboard screen along with a handful of congressional Republicans.
Coons called the crowd’s actions offensive and unconventional, and said the Office of the President deserves respect even from those who disagree with the occupant’s policies. He then compared the crowd’s actions to incidents which happen in other countries that have no control.
“It reminds me of things that happen in other countries where rule of law is unknown or established,” he stated. “You know, sort of whipping up public furor on both sides, I don’t think, is constructive or helpful.”
Sen. Coons went on to say he hopes this doesn’t happen at events for his own party.
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough also criticized the chants. He said, “we are Americans and we do not do that, we do not want the world hearing us chant ‘lock him up’ to this president or to any president.”
The boos came on the same day President Trump announced a successful military operation, which killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It also comes amid the Democrat impeachment inquiry. Sen. Coons said his fellow colleagues need to approach the process in a responsible way because our very institutions and our constitution are at risk.