‘If you do not have access to your cash, we will certainly be able to arrange to get it to you before the action…’
(Lionel Parrott, Liberty Headlines) Liberals often scoff at the right-wing’s “unproven” accusations of paid protesters within their midst. But in the most recent case, those denials will have to go against the word of the protesters themselves.
The protesters in question? Activists who have been disrupting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Over the years, he’s used his vast wealth to fund a substantial number of left-wing groups, including the Center for Popular Democracy, which has been one of the major groups funding the anti-Kavanaugh protests.
In this case, it appears the CPD, among other left-wing groups, is using money to fund “post-and-forfeit” payments, a small sum paid by those arrested to avoid jail time.
The details were revealed on a conference call between organizers and activists that the Daily Caller News Foundation secretly phoned into after a tipster provided them the dial-in number.
During the call, the organizers plotted strategy. CPD national field organizer Darius Gordon told aspiring protesters that all they needed was a “government-issued ID” and “your cash for the post-and-forfeit.”
As for those who lacked the funds to escape jail time? No problem, according to Paul Davis, national advocacy coordinator for Housing Works, another left-wing nonprofit.
“If you do not have access to your cash, we will certainly be able to arrange to get it to you before the action,” he told activists, noting that groups had already done so before at other anti-Kavanaugh protests.
Women’s March co-president Bob Bland, not a woman, praised activists on the call for putting “[their] bodies on the line again and again and again.” One female activist calling in bragged about being arrested and released three times for disrupting the hearings.
The protests and disruptions are likely to pick up again, as Kavanaugh testifies next week to respond to a last-minute sexual assault claim against him.
And with millions in Soros cash behind them, activists can continue to disrupt the process without fear of consequences.