Minneapolis’ Frey accuses Walz of dragging feet during early unrest
[FOXNEWS] Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis Democrat who faced sharp criticism over his handling of the George Floyd riots in June, on Monday seemed to place much of the blame on Gov. Tim Walz, another Democrat, for failing to act quickly on early requests from the city for state intervention, a report said.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune published a detailed report that shed light on the interaction between the mayor's office and Walz in the early days of the protest. The governor's office made it clear that National Guard Troops were ready within 24 hours of the mayor's informal request, but Frey seems to be unconvinced that the governor's office took the unfolding crisis as serious as the moment demanded.
The report also shows clear fissures in Frey’s relationship with Walz. Frey told the paper that he remembered a presser that the governor held outside the smoldering Third Precinct when he called the city’s response to the unrest the night before an "abject failure."
Frey said watching the presser was "definitely a hit in the gut."
"Not just for me, but for so many in our city that were doing everything they could...Everyone was pouring themselves into stemming the violence," he said.
Posted by: Fred 2020-08-05