“The brutal murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis Police Department officers is yet another terrible shock to the conscience of the nation,” opens a recent fundraising email from Adam Schiff for Senate, casting aside the concept of due process for the exploitation of the emotion of the moment. “My deepest condolences and prayers are with Tyre’s family and friends in grief, and I stand in solidarity with the protesters in Memphis and across the country who are peacefully demanding transparency, accountability, and justice for this horrific crime.”
Nobody should expect a politician to be anything less than an exploitative scumbag, and few people are more “politician” than Schiff.
“Friend, while nothing we say or do can bring Tyre back to his family, there is something you can do right now that will make a positive impact amidst the grief that his family and our nation are feeling,” Schiff writes, dancing on Tyre’s grave.
And the something they can do? “Please donate today to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Campaign Zero, and The Bail Project — organizations that are seeking justice and addressing the systemic injustices within our society in pursuit of racial justice and defense of Black lives. If you can afford it, please consider contributing to them today.”
While the link goes to ActBlue, there’s little doubt Schiff will see his campaign’s beak wetted for the referral because that’s how politicians work.