After years of violent protests that have plagued the country, lawmakers are finally pushing to label the anti-fascist group Antifa “domestic terrorists”.
According to Law Enforcement Today, the two senators are Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). They proposed the resolution to the Senate to condemn the actions taken by Antifa and to mark the group as “domestic terrorists.”
The two put out a statement where Cruz went after Antifa, calling them “a group of hateful, intolerant radicals” that use “aggressive violence” to advance their “unhinged agenda” and that their “actions” have shown that their “only purpose” was to “inflict harm on those who oppose their views.”
“Antifa is a group of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their unhinged agenda through aggressive violence,” Sen. Cruz said. “Time and time again, their actions have demonstrated that their only purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views. The hate and violence they spread must be stopped, and I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”
Cassidy also discussed the group in his statement.
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” said Dr. Cassidy. “With bullies, they get their way until someone says no. There must be courage, not cowardice, from the elected officials who allow violence against the innocent.”
The resolution also references the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo. Ngo was attacked while covering another violent protest in Portland.
What happened to @MrAndyNgo is horrible and inexcusable. The #mayor @tedwheeler should be resign for what he has done to #portland. I feel bad for the @PortlandPolice having their hands tied. The socialists with #antifa are dangerous and un-American. pic.twitter.com/k7PV2YTUgW
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 30, 2019
the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon said it’s a violation of the Constitution.
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