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MP Anthony Housefather slammed for controversial Derek Chauvin tweet

Housefather has been a Member of Parliament for the Town of Mount Royal since 2015.

Anthony Housefather, a Member of Parliament for the Mount Royal riding in Montreal, has sparked controversy after a tweet reacting to yesterday’s conviction of Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, a crime that reignited the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide.

MP Anthony Housefather has landed in hot water over a tweet following the conviction of Derek Chauvin

While Housefather expressed his approval of the verdict, the second half of the tweet voicing his support of police officers was met with negative reactions. Many Twitter users, including fellow politicians, slammed the Liberal MP for his “tone-deaf” response, and his choice to praise police at a seemingly inappropriate time.

Fellow MP Matthew Green of Hamilton Centre voiced his disdain for Housefather’s tweet
Amneet Singh, Deputy Director of Outreach for Jagmeet Singh and the NDP, chimed in

Anthony Housefather has been a Member of Parliament since 2015. Before that, he served as Mayor of Hampstead, between 2005 until being voted into Parliament in 2015. He also served as Chair of the House of Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee from 2016 until 2019.

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