Members of the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have donated to a fund that will help Minneapolis rioters get back out on the street.
At least 13 Biden campaign staff members have made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. The group opposes cash bail, in which those charged with crimes must put up money before trial or remain in jail.
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates spun the action as part of Biden’s opposition to cash bail, which he called a “modern day debtors prison.”
The development was attacked by the Trump campaign.
“@JoeBiden’s staff is donating to a fund that pays bail for people rioting in Minneapolis. This is CONDONING & FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING mayhem that’s destroying businesses & ruining people’s life work. The city is burning & Biden staff are funding it,” Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, wrote in a Twitter post.
The contributions from Biden staffers were part of a mass outpouring of cash for the Minnesota Freedom Fund, according to Forbes.
Entertainers were raising cash to help those who torched buildings or clashed with police be released from jail.
The group has been flooded with $20 million in cash since the violence erupted in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Prior to that, the group had received less than $80,000 for the year, Forbes reported.
Many pushed back against the flood of cash to help those who rioted.
On its campaign page, the Trump campaign noted that, “It’s disturbing that Joe Biden’s team would financially support the mayhem that is hurting innocent people and destroying what good people spent their lives building.”
“Joe Biden should condemn antifa thugs,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in the campaign page statement.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.