Just minutes after President Trump chided American governors for not “dominating” violent protesters in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and just days after he used a 1960s era catchphrase (“When the looting starts, the shooting starts”), Gov. Eric Holcomb addressed Hoosiers.
“Every breath we take, every breath we have left should be devoted to making sure what happened to Mr. Floyd never happens again,” Holcomb said, two days after violence rocked downtown Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, resulting in death and destruction. “What started as a justifiable, and actually, needed protest has turned into something else. Indiana, we don’t have more time or lives to lose. I implore every Hoosier ... to use your breath, your will, in efforts that bridge, not divide. Only then will these tense and turbulent times give way to the more optimistic days ahead.”