Congressman introduces bill to deny federal unemployment to convicted rioters

Congressman introduces bill to deny federal unemployment to convicted rioters
Minneapolis riots, May 2020. Via Reuters, YouTube

[Ed. – Think about the fact that we apparently we need a bill for that.]

Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks introduced a House bill last week that would render those convicted of vandalism and violent looting during a protest ineligible for federal unemployment money, which have been enhanced in the wake of COVID-19.

The Support Peaceful Protest Act would also require those convicted to providing restitution for the cost of federal policing in a sum determined by the court.

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Banks introduced the bill the same day he denounced an activist’s vulgar harassment of an elderly couple as they were leaving the South Lawn of the White House on the final night of the Republican National Convention (RNC). Calling out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Banks tweeted, “Hey [Pelosi], these are my constituents. They are good people …”

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