Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple caught on video pointing weapons at Black Lives Matter protesters exterior their residence in June, endorsed President Trump because the law-and-order candidate Monday on the 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference.
“You’ve seen us in your TV screens and Twitter feeds. You already know that we’re not the sort of people that again down,” stated Mark McCloskey. “Fortunately, neither is Donald Trump.
“President Trump will defend the God-given proper of each American to guard their properties and their households.”
The McCloskeys shot to viral fame in June, after they have been caught on digicam brandishing firearms — he an AR-style rifle, she a handgun — at BLM demonstrators making a scene close to their St. Louis residence amid nationwide unrest sparked by the Minneapolis demise of George Floyd.
Mark McCloskey, a lawyer, has accused the protesters of trespassing onto personal property, and stated that he feared a “storming of the Bastille” and insisted that he was a sufferer “of terrorism.”
“Whether or not it’s the defunding of police, ending money bail so criminals could be launched again out on the streets the identical day to riot once more, or encouraging anarchy and chaos on our streets, it appears as if the Democrats now not view the federal government’s job as defending sincere residents from criminals, however quite defending criminals from sincere residents,” stated Mark McCloskey Monday evening.
“Not a single particular person within the out-of-control mob you noticed at our home was charged with a criminal offense,” he stated. “However you realize who was? We have been.”
Police seized McCloskey’s rifle and the couple was criminally charged, however Missouri’s State Lawyer Common Eric Schmitt stated in July that he was shifting to dismiss the case, saying that the “political prosecution” may have “a chilling impact on Missourians’ exercising the suitable to self-defense.”
“These radicals aren’t content material with marching within the streets,” stated Mark McCloskey. “They wish to stroll the halls of Congress. They wish to take over. They need energy. That is [Democratic nominee] Joe Biden’s social gathering. These are the individuals who shall be in control of your future and the way forward for your kids.”
Patricia McCloskey echoed the sentiment.
“Make no mistake, irrespective of the place you reside, your loved ones won’t be protected within the radical Democrats’ America,” she stated.
“America is such a terrific nation that not solely do you may have the suitable to personal a gun and use it defend your self, however 1000’s of Individuals will give you free recommendation on methods to use it,” she continued, tongue-in-cheek. “What you noticed occur to us may simply as simply occur to any of you who’re watching from quiet neighborhoods round our nation.”