The president tweeted, “Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!”
Is he right?
The anti-fascist movement has been gaining notoriety. Its supporters don black costumes. They engage anyone not in agreement with them in violent physical confrontation.
Most recently Antifa drew headlines for pummeling journalist Andy Ngo. They caused his hospitalization for a brain injury from the beating. The incident happened in Portland, Ore. To hear Mr. Ngo present his side of what happened listen to the Daily Signal podcast. In the presentation he talks about Antifa tactics, strategy and goals.
Trump’s tweet came days after GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz introduced a non-binding resolution. The resolution labels Antifa as “domestic terrorists”.
Cassidy said in a statement, “Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism…”
He went on to say they are, “protected by Liberal privilege.”
Further he said, “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”
Designation as domestic terrorist allows law enforcement to examine suspects’ known associations and affiliations. Do we want our future in the hands of these black clad intolerants. They have major party connection, media affiliation and academic support. It is important to understand their strategy, tactics and goals.