Report: DHS official tweets 'Happy May Day' during protests
Does this pose a problem for White House?
- Duration 5:20
- Date May 2, 2012
Does this pose a problem for White House?
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Did you see this we're getting more more video NN and -- -- it gets even uglier police classic would occupy wall streeters and Oakland California at least 25 arrests were made there.
Police in riot gear using tear gas to just control the crowds similar scenes were being played out in San Francisco before.
Oregon and Moses going on this a week.
But Homeland Security advisor Nate Snyder's saying -- -- today.
Whitman has -- solidarity.
This is a happy day.
Will be a chance for comment they would only say that Snyder is a liaison.
-- of incidents as the Snyder's.
-- sees what -- young America's foundation what it says is that.
At least in his case a pathetic to occupy wall streeters.
-- -- had what are they -- only a liaison meeting used to be -- liaison to the White House this is.
The Department of Homeland Security the office that is tasked with protecting Americans.
And this guy used to work for the Obama campaign.
And before that he worked for the Service Employees International Union the largest contributor to the Obama campaign this is relatively high up in the Department of Homeland Security he had buys his.
I'm Janet upon time -- -- based on what we can find out on the Internet.
I his Twitter page -- public is that I am an Obama administration.
And they get the Obama administration has not distanced themselves from this comment.
-- we've heard that they tried to distance themselves from Occupy Wall Street but this is an endorsement.
I'm a message to support.
But he's -- May Day otherwise known as international workers today.
Unbeaten May Day the mayhem that took place in Seattle and I'm port land in New York.
But do you think IC we've -- -- -- but maybe -- -- -- about -- that we turn to results of this title to no avail so.
I'll just try to maybe get to the point of view that they could not or did not envisions.
This would turn violent.
On the as it did an Oakland as it did in San Francisco so he horrible security were not -- Dorsey got kind of behavior but it might have been surprised by.
Well my understanding was first spotted this came out last not that the tweet was posted last night I could be wrong about the time.
And this to this without taking place during the day that -- at least it was unwise when you look at what -- Occupy Wall Street you don't want to side with one group -- the other.
No let up on this again at the Department of Homeland Security Occupy Wall Street has been.
I'm involved with this Cleveland bombing of the -- there was this white powder substance that was.
With center around the things that.
Raise a lot of concerns among Americans -- not -- moderated they've not been implicated but there are questions going on.
And then they have these rallies.
On May Day which -- it's international workers' day which has traditionally been a day that social lists.
You and you anti free marketeers rallied together to promote this class warfare and it's official we determined -- -- happens around the world since.
-- the late eighteen hundreds and then it's official high official within the Department of Homeland Security.
Endorse is cheers them on.
While this violence is going on even you know it wouldn't be -- I'm writing that was a blanket endorsement of of of of this movement but we've seen other cases where Nancy Pelosi has spoken.
Highly of occupiers the president in -- Rolling Stone interview.
Spoke of what he learned from occupiers of course.
The questioner in that interview never even brought up the Tea Party all but just -- you might have learned the president from.
The occupiers so among the mainstream among the politically a lead or under article all of occupiers of -- Tea Party is or not.
Occupiers they're they're now and then violence notwithstanding their group -- sometimes notwithstanding there -- the others are not.
Now I don't think that's actually what the American people think I think that they are alarmed by the escalating violence I think there are alarmed by these incidents the Cleveland -- -- there.
I'm not robot does not have a blank slate here to have this Homeland Security official.
Praising -- a district that is turning increasingly violent he had done.
They and Jennings who is a self admitted Communist.
On his administration as the Green jobs czar.
He announced his first campaign for public office in the -- whether under brand Bernadette Dorn and I'm Bill Ayers -- History here that he needs to be.
Very careful lab and -- today.
International workers day has serious.
That socialist at least ever -- and a whole freedom slogan -- He needs to be really careful this -- -- obviously it's -- it's a Marxist slogans throughout the Arab throughout time.
Lending -- it for a pro Marxist down publication he hits a step back and rethink.
On the direction and a message that his administration is sending out surely somebody within the administration could've said something to distance themselves quickly.
From -- Increasingly violent and had no they didn't and really -- by the way you were right and I was wrong he did issue these remarks.
-- of these violent -- in California so it's a -- son sang at the very least all right thank you Kate very much good seeing you again they don't send you were.