Monday’s FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida has many Republicans, including Trump himself, screaming “political persecution” — and the Log Cabin Republicans organization has joined the chorus by likening it to the police raids on the Stonewall Inn.“Just as the patrons of Stonewall were not intimidated by police, we will not be intimidated by the weaponization of the FBI and [Department of Justice] against President Trump or his home,” Log Cabin tweeted Monday evening.
The group also noted it will be holding its gala there at Mar-a-Lago year. There are so many things obviously wrong with that comparison.
The patrons of Stonewall, whose 1969 rebellion against raids launched the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, were members of a marginalized group — indeed, the most marginalized members of that group, drag queens and transgender people, many of them people of color.
Any laws they were breaking were unjust laws.Trump is a man of great wealth, or so he’d have us believe, and power. He’s no longer president, but he remains the de facto leader of the Republican Party.