After a Democrat mayor’s home was raided, many people expected her to resign at her next press conference. Of course, she’s a Democrat, so she’s playing the victim instead.
The home of Lovely Warren, the Democrat mayor of Rochester, New York, was raided on the evening of May 19, resulting in the arrest of her husband, Timothy Granison. Soon after the raid was conducted, Granison was pulled over while driving, and subsequently arrested for drug and gun related offenses. Reports show that during the arrest, police found a large quantity of cocaine in his vehicle.
Instead of immediately resigning like people expected her to, Warren chose to attack Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, claiming that the district attorney had political motivation to “break” her.
At a press conference outside of her City Hall office, Warren attempted to deflect blame for her husband’s actions and her own by calling out Doorley for being “eager and angry at me for supporting her [political] opponent.”
Warren then went even further, comparing the past year of her political career to the Book of Job, speaking about her faith in God, and alleging that the timing of her husband’s arrest was “highly suspicious.”
“We still need to ask ourselves, why? Why would they do this now?” Warren asked. “Because they saw, like you saw, that the momentum was building in our favor in the mayoral race, and I was going to be found innocent in my election law case, because I did nothing wrong. Let’s ask ourselves why, after I announced that I was going forward with reparations and universal basic income … they saw, like you saw. Let’s ask ourselves why, at the exact time that the police are knocking at my door, The New York Times, all the way from Manhattan, were sending me an email, asking me about this. Finally, we need to ask ourselves, why, if this is not about politics, why is Tim’s [the mayor’s husband] next court date June 24, the day before Primary Day? Now, that’s quite the coincidence.”
“There’s nothing implicating me in these charges announced today because I’ve done nothing wrong,” she added.
Is it really possible that she’s not involved? She lives with her husband, and spends any amount of time in their house, how is it possible that she did not notice the drugs or the guns?
Of course, there are serious allegations that Warren is corrupt too, so it is possible that she was just too focused on her own crimes to notice his. The Democrat mayor is currently fighting allegations of campaign finance fraud, for which she will be facing a criminal trial later this year. Warren is also facing claims of wrongful termination by former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, and questions about her handling of the Daniel Prude case, which include allegations of a potential coverup.
Maybe she was just too busy with her own criminal activity to notice her husband’s issues.
Despite all of the evidence against him, Granison has chosen to plead not guilty to all charges, which include two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and criminal possession of a firearm. He was released on his own recognizance, as “the judge was unable to place bail due to the nature of the charges,” the Daily Wire reported.
A press conference about the investigation was held the day after the raid by Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley. In her speech, she noted that Granison was not the initial target. According to Doorley, several warrants were executed that night, including the search warrant for the mayor’s home. When officers raided the house, they discovered that only the couple’s minor child was home, leaving many people wondering why child endangerment charges haven’t been filed. Doorley refused to comment on the question of child endangerment, but did mention that more charges are coming.
Watch Warren try to deflect during her press conference: