Last Updated on July 10, 2020
The Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Jo Jorgensen, decreed that it is not enough for Libertarians or Americans “to be passively not racist,” and they must instead “be actively anti-racist,” using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, only to be met with sharp criticism that led her to further clarify her remarks.
After initially endorsing Black Lives Matter, which as an organization is formed by a coalition of activist groups that share political and ideological goals and sometimes funding sources, Jorgensen eventually backtracked and clarified that her remarks are not an endorsement of the organization.
“It is not enough to be passively not racist, we must be actively anti-racist,” wrote Jorgensen on Friday afternoon, adding the Black Lives Matter hashtag to her tweet.
Hours later, after receiving backlash from libertarians and Republicans, Jorgensen backtracked and clarified that “#BlackLivesMatter means standing in solidarity with a mourning black community as we fight together to end qualified immunity, police brutality, sentencing disparities, and the war on drugs.”
“Not support of any ‘organization’ by that name,” added Jorgensen.
#BlackLivesMatter means standing in solidarity with a mourning black community as we fight together to end qualified immunity, police brutality, sentencing disparities, and the war on drugs, not support of any “organization” by that name.
— Jo Jorgensen (@Jorgensen4POTUS) July 10, 2020
National File recently reported that the Black Lives Matter coalition received $33 million from globalist financier George Soros’s Open Society Foundations during its infancy, when the group was mostly derided across the United States.
More recently, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and other “Squad” members raised over $120,000 for a Black Lives Matter group that explicitly seeks to abolish police, prisons, and bail.
Jorgensen recently captured the Libertarian Party nomination after a tight race in a wide field of candidates that included Adam Kokesh, who campaigned on the promise to dissolve the United States, and a man who seems to have legally changed his name to “Dan Taxation is Theft Behrman.”
As the party began its nominating process, Vermin Supreme became the early favorite to represent the party in 2020, gaining a 20-point lead over Jorgensen after the party’s first electoral event in New Hampshire in February of this year.