Shadow Minister Pierre Poilievre responded on twitter to what he called totally unsubstantiated acts on the same platform by his political rival, the now-retired Catherine McKenna, where she accused him of "racism."
"You are a liar Ms. McKenna. I stood with no such flags," Polilievre's tweet reads. "You support a man who dressed up in racist costumes so often he lost count and targeted & expelled racial minorities in his own caucus because they would not fall in line."
"Confront your leader’s racist conduct," Poilievre concludes forcefully.
The original tweet by McKenna reads as follows:
"Conservative politicians egging on the convoy have a lot to answer for. None more than Pierre Poilievre who represents the Ottawa region. Instead of standing w/ Ottawans, he stood w/ folks with swastikas & confederate flags who beat up homeless, denigrated memorials, closed biz. twitter.com/pierrepoilievr…"
McKenna's comment that the members of the Freedom Convoy "beat up homeless" also appears to be completely without substance. No police anywhere on the route, and much less in Ottawa itself, have reported any violent crimes perpetrated:
In fact, the mainstream media have even resorted to reporting on the "non-violent dangers" the convoy ostensibly poses to society because they can't find evidence of any real violence.
"Police haven’t reported any physical violence at the ongoing Ottawa rally against vaccine mandates and other government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions, but... Look how hard they're trying," reads the below tweet by Omri Ceren, an adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX):
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