After recently trespassing on private property and vandalizing equipment in protest of a North Dakota pipeline, the Green Party’s presidential candidate, Jill Stein, has a warrant out for her arrest, as does her vice president.
Some radical environmentalists are not impressed, though. They’re upset that she didn’t engage in enough criminal behavior to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, the Grist reports:
Jane Kleeb was one of the most prominent leaders in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. … She told Grist: “Jill Stein was not part of the leadership fighting the Keystone XL pipeline. If you are running on an environmental platform, it is critical to show up during election time and more importantly not during election time.”
I asked the Stein campaign what they had to say about that, and they responded: “Dr. Stein was arrested in 2012 attempting to bring food to demonstrators [against the] Keystone XL pipeline.” But Stein was running for president that year, too.
Such complaints reveal the extremist lawlessness of the far-left green movement. Indeed, late last month, the local sheriff’s department said that amid the North Dakota protests, “We have had incidents and reports of weapons, of pipe bombs, of some shots fired.”
But these radical efforts were rewarded last week, when the Obama administration demanded a halt to the North Dakota pipeline’s construction. Bad behavior apparently pays off.