Dallas Protesters Are ‘Hypocrites,’ Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick Says

“All of these officers … lost their lives protecting people who were protesting against them,” politician tells Fox News

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The people protesting police violence in Dallas on Thursday night when a sniper killed five officers are a bunch of hypocrites. At least, that’s the word of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Patrick appeared on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Friday to denounce the protesters for expecting protection from the very people they were protesting.

“All those protesters last night, they ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them. What hypocrites,” Patrick declared. “All of these officers … lost their lives protecting people who were protesting against them. This has to end.”

Patrick went on to say, “You can’t go out on social media and mainstream media and everywhere else and say that the police are racist, that the police hateful, the police are killers.”

The lieutenant governor said that police officers are one of the few groups of people who are required in their profession to risk their lives for others, regardless of their ideology.

“Every day when they go to work, part of their duty says, ‘If I have to give my life today for a stranger that I don’t know who’s another citizen, whether they’re for me or against me, I will.’”

Five police officers were killed Thursday night during a protest in Dallas when a sniper opened fire. The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, was killed by a bomb robot after he refused to surrender, police said.

“The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about recent police shootings. The suspect was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people,” Dallas police chief David Brown said. “Especially white officers.”

Watch Patrick’s condemnation of the prrotesters below.