MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Its been just over a month since George Floyd’s death and the violent looting that went on for days afterword.
That violence and looting damaged at least 1,000 buildings, destroying many of them. Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate will be holding hearings to determine why the violence continued for days and who is to blame.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 5 More Deaths Reported, With Hospitalizations Still Trending Up
They say this climate of lawlessness continued with the toppling of the Christopher Columbus statue at the State Capitol on June 10.
Republicans are outraged because both Gov. Tim Walz and Commissioner of Public Safety John Harrington knew about the planned statue attack beforehand.READ MORE: Overnight Shooting Leaves 3 Hurt In St. Paul; 1 Injured Man Arrested As Suspected Shooter
Majority Leader Paul Gazelka was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning.
“We should not allow mob rule to change anything in our culture and when the governor had been notified that afternoon, at least an hour ahead of time, I can’t believe they think this is how change should happen in Minnesota,” Gazelka said.
Sen. Gazelka says he wants more details on why the Minneapolis third precinct was abandoned by police, allowing protesters to take it over and burn it down.MORE NEWS: Eligible Minnesotans Can Now Submit Requests For $100 COVID Vaccine Reward: 'This Is The Time To Do It'
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has said previously the decision to give up the precinct was his after protestors outnumbered officers and there was the threat of what Frey says would have been hand to hand combat and loss of life.