Iowa Rep. Steve King blamed President Barack Obama on Friday for the Dallas police officer ambush which left five officers dead and seven wounded.
King tweeted, “#DallasPoliceShooting has roots in first of anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama…Officer Crowley. There were others.” (RELATED: Police: Dallas Suspect ‘Upset About Black Lives Matter,’ ‘Wanted To Kill White People’)
#DallasPoliceShooting has roots in first of anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama…Officer Crowley. There were others.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 8, 2016
In 2009, Obama held a “beer summit” at the White House after Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley arrested Harvard University Professor for disorderly conduct. Crowley responded to a 911 call about a burglary in progress at Gates’ house. (RELATED: Obama Points Finger At ‘Powerful Weapons’ For Dallas Police Attack)
In in the aftermath of the arrest, Obama said, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”