Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee Caught Telling Lies About What He Knew About CHOP Zone

During a debate Wednesday night, Washington Governor Jay Inslee was caught telling boldfaced lies about what he knew about the “police-free” CHOP (aka CHAZ) occupation in Seattle when it was established last summer.

Inslee and Republican challenger Loren Culp sparred Wednesday night in a televised debate from separate rooms at the Olympia headquarters of TVW, the state’s government affairs channel.

Inslee was asked by debate moderator Brandi Kruse to explain comments he had made back in June, nearly 48 hours after police had abandoned the Seattle precinct that became the CHOP zone.

The so-called “autonomous zone,” which originally covered six city blocks and a park, was established by left-wing extremists on June 8, 2020.  The lawless zone was finally cleared out on July 1, 2020,  following the shooting deaths of two black teenagers.

When first asked about “CHAZ” on June 10, Inslee told reporters: “that’s news to me,” and “I haven’t heard anything about that.”

Kruse, a correspondent for Q13 News, asked the governor to explain how he could be “oblivious” to the fact that the police had abandoned a precinct, allowing a lawless occupation to be established in the state’s largest city.

“Yeah, well, listen—if you look at the facts of that situation, I couldn’t have been oblivious because I actually deployed the Washington state National Guard,” Inslee said, in an effort to sound tough on crime.

Kruse challenged the governor on his answer, reminding him of what he had said in June.

“You went on to say you hadn’t hear about it from any credible source nearly two days after CHOP happened,” Kruse noted. “You’re now saying you did know about CHOP.”

Inslee insisted that he “knew about CHOP” from the beginning, “that’s why I had state troopers ready to respond at the city’s request!” he added with a laugh.

Later, during a Q13 news report after the debate, Kruse noted that Inslee’s comment about sending in the National Guard wasn’t relevant to the CHOP situation, explaining: “the National Guard and also State Troopers came in in the lead-up of what became CHOP in some of the unrest in the days prior to that, and the absence of law enforcement, including the Guard and the State patrol, is what allowed CHOP to exist.”

Like many other cities, Seattle saw violent riots following the death of George Floyd, the unarmed career criminal who died after a confrontation with Minneapolis police.

For nearly two weeks, starting on May 26, antifa-fueled mobs in Seattle clashed with the police, throwing glass bottled, rocks and other projectiles at officers. The police responded with pepper spray and tear gas to break up violent rioters.

The riots and looting destroyed many businesses in downtown Seattle, including those owned by minorities in the Chinatown/International District,  the Post Millennial reported.
Police cleared the occupied zone of agitators after two black teenagers were killed and three people seriously wounded in late-night shootings.


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7 responses to “Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee Caught Telling Lies About What He Knew About CHOP Zone”

  1. Americans should not accept liars as representatives unless of course the people are liars too and that’s what they want to represent them. Remember: In America; the leader is the written documents of law such as the U.S. Constitution instead of some lowly corruptible human; even though the media, schools and the ignorant population tell us they are. Humans make mistakes and you never know what you’re going to get, which is also why George Washington warned against having political parties. They’re corruptible and in this country they’ve become public actors that represent highly connected globalists behind the scenes while on camera pretending to be the color teams. (red team vs. blue team) We’re not like any other country in the world which is why the highly connected few are working so hard to bring us down to match the rest of the world market. That’s right; it’s about the world market where they want all people to do what they’re told and buy what is sold. In few words; the same cheap garbage products acceptable in Krapistan is what they want acceptable to heartland America.

  2. Just another leftist POS demonrat career politician. The sheep who keep voting in this turn and the other freattle/wa leftists deserve much worse than the free people in that state…

    evergreen? Ever leftists….

  3. Watched that debate on TVW live stream last night and Chief Culp ate Inslee’s lunch. He radiated self confidence and was in command of the facts. Inslee, not so much and besides that he embarrassed himself by making stuff up on the fly. When Chief Culp hit him with that $164,000.00 per WEEK in consulting fee he was paying to some global consulting firm to tell him how to deal with COVID, poor Jay looked like a deer caught in the headlights. I want to hear more about that “arrangement.” Sounds to me like a tremendous waste of taxpayer funds when the state has been mismanaged into a financial crisis.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Governor Culp!!!

  4. If he did not know what was going on inside “his” state, then he was not a GOVERNOR.
    The anthem of “CHOP/CHAZ” should be –D I X I E– since they are seceding from America and are engaging in SLAVERY(their “warlord” pimping). AND ….. A post that appeared on the subreddit for the Seattle ‘CHAZ’ autonomous zone that has been taken over by RACIST EXTREMISTS suggests rounding up all the White people and organizing them into forced work brigades. “Anyone that is White,” says a respondent. “I genuinely don’t understand why we don’t just round up all the White people in CHAZ and put them to work tending the crops, and other such tasks,” responds another CHAZ militant. “Thing would be far more efficient with a large workforce and it would act as a way of keeping the White menace under control. We can have an armed supervisor to watch over them as they work so there’s no risk of any racist backlash PIMPING & Armed Supervisor?
    that is S-L-A-V-E-R-Y
    A prominent Black Lives Matter organizer and co-founder was arrested last month and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. Charles Wade was busted at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, Maryland, on April 25. Wade was living at a motel room where he allegedly pimped a 17-year-old girl, police said, according to The Daily Caller. Wade was charged with seven counts relating to felony human trafficking and prostitution.
    That is S-L-A-V-E-R-Y.
    This is Seattle rewarding a SLAVER — a CHILD PIMP SLAVER —
    https://disrn.com/news/seattle-signs-150000-contract-with-former-pimp-in-exchange-for-his-recommendations-on-alternatives-to-policing Andre Taylor has a new job as the city of Seattle’s “street czar” after inking a deal to provide city leaders with recommendations on “alternatives to policing.” ???? In 2000, Taylor was convicted in Nevada for his role as a pimp, and sentenced to five years in prison. He served a little more than one year. A report by the Las Vegas Sun says some of the prostitutes he oversaw were underage girls.

  5. “Yeah, well, listen—if you look at the facts of that situation, I couldn’t have been oblivious because I actually deployed the Washington state National Guard,” Inslee said.

    At the time Governor Inslee said he didn’t know about CHOP. Now he says he did, proven by the fact that he deployed the national guard. So he confirms he was lying at the time.

    As for deploying the national guard, technically, yes it may have been done (I never saw evidence of that) but it was done completely in bad faith as we are told they were deployed without weapons, apparently to assure the rioters they had nothing to fear.

  6. The people get what they vote for. If Inslee is re-elected, it proves the people of Washington State are Low IQ. Period, end of story.