Cardi B posted a video calling out “blue check Republicans” on their convenient silence over the recent spate of police brutality incidents — including the arrest of Black and Latino Army Lt. Caron Nazario and the police killing of Daunte Wright.
Nazario was sprayed several times in the face, threatened with execution and violently arrested by two white police officers.
Nazario has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million against the two Windsor, Virginia officers.
“This past week we have seen an American lieutenant that served this country get treated like a f*cking dog by cops, got maced, got thrown to the floor — mind you, this man served this country,” Cardi said.
Wright was shot and killed by officer Kim Potter after she discharged her handgun instead of her Taser while attempting to arrest him. Wright was pulled over due to an expired tag and discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. Wright then tried to drive away.
The officer whose camera footage was released is heard warning the man she’s going to use her Taser on him before repeatedly shouting, “Taser! Taser! Taser!”
Potter resigned from her post and has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
While several Democrats have been vocal about the injustice, the GOP remains tight-lipped.
“We have seen a young man get killed by a cop, unarmed, and the excuse was the cop that had been on duty for 20-plus years mistakes a gun for a Taser. And my thing is, where the f*ck are you Twitter blue check Republicans at? Y’all are the loudest in this motherf *ckin’ app. Y’all not saying nothin’. Y’all not complainin’. Y’all blame everything with what’s wrong in America beside the police. Y’all have been very silent. What’s going on?” she said in the clip.
Cardi captioned the post: “Ya been real quit[sic] .Twitter Blue check Republicans are a f*ckin joke .I don’t ever want to see yaa ranting on celebrities,athletes until yall address what’s REALLY WRONG IN AMERICA !”