Neil McCabe, the national correspondent for The Tennessee Star and Star News network, was interviewed by Politico last week for a front-page story on the nation’s division.
The article focused on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, called CHAZ for short, which Politico described as a “microcosm of the culture wars.” The CHAZ was established by protesters earlier this month after law enforcement officers withdrew from the scene.
In a list of demands released June 9, the group of protesters called on Seattle leaders to “defund and abolish” the city’s police department, provide reparations for victims of police brutality, grant retrials to all people of color currently serving a prison sentence for violent crimes, and much more.
“What I see is that the left is pretty much setting up a parallel country, a parallel system of law and order and parallel media,” McCabe told Politico.
The article said McCabe has “given up on trying to find common ground with progressives, blaming them for leaving the right behind and rejecting them.”
“We conservatives didn’t realize how far the left had gone towards separating and divorcing us,” McCabe explained.
A former correspondent for One America News Network, McCabe joined Star News Digital Media in late April and is a regular guest on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy.
“They’ve already walked away from the founding consensus,” McCabe said of the left. “They’re already at the point where they can have an autonomous Seattle zone.”
President Donald Trump at one point threatened to intervene if Seattle leaders failed to “take back” their city.
“Radical Left Governor Jay Inslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our country has never seen before,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Take back your city now. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. Those ugly anarchists must be stopped immediately.”
Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
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