The angry mob holding the state House of Representatives for ransom signaled support for transvestite lawmaker Zooey Zephyr, the Democratic state representative censured last week for spewing anti-Christian statements at his Republican colleagues.
What's the background?
TheBlaze previously reported that Zephyr castigated his Republican colleagues during a debate over amendments to Senate Bill 99, the "Youth Health Protection Act." The bill was already passed by the state House and Senate. Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) indicated he will ultimately ratify the bill.
Zephyr said, "The only thing I will say is if you vote yes on this bill and yes on these amendments, I hope the next time there’s an invocation when you bow your heads in prayer, you see the blood on your hands."
LGBT extremists storm the Capitol
An angry mob of LGBT extremists later stormed the Capitol, with some chanting, "Let her speak!"
The mob was particularly incensed after Democrat lawmakers, seeking to let Zephyr opine on a piece of legislation, triggered a vote on whether to overrule Regier and let Zephr speak, reported the Independent Record.
When Regier indicated the vote would be to "uphold decorum," the mob began raining down obscenities.
Lawmakers were reportedly instructed to clear the floor out of concern for their safety. Zephyr remained on the floor, holding up a microphone while his supporters swarmed the House gallery.
Additional leftists banged on the doors to the state House gallery.
Police units from the Montana Highway Patrol and the Helena Police Department along with officers from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office ultimately restored order.
Several individuals among the mob were arrested by the Montana Highway Patrol on charges of criminal trespassing.
According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, those arrested will be released without bond.
Of the extremists arrested Monday, Zephr said, "I’m going to do everything in my power to take care of them and everything I can do to make sure they are ok."
The Montana Freedom Caucus issued a statement after the incident, condemning "the actions of the violent protestors in the capitol building today."
"Representative Zephyr encouraged these actions by standing in the middle of the floor encouraging an insurrection after all members were told to move to the sides and clear the House gallery to remain in a safe location," said the Freedom Caucus. "Due to Zephyr's actions, the Montana Freedom Caucus is calling for immediate disciplinary action against Democrat Representative Zooey Zephyr of Missoula."
The Montana House GOP leadership similarly issued a statement, noting that Monday's "riot by far-left agitators damages our discourse and endangered legislators and staff. Their actions did not represent Montana values."