The rise of the anti-facist, or ANTIFA movement is undeniable, and so is the hate and violence the group espouses.
The violence that occurred between ANTIFA and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as the more recent attacks by black clad ANTIFA thugs against peaceful protestors in Berkeley, California, have thrown the anarchist group onto the world stage.
ANTIFA operates as a synchronized mob. Even though the violence and hate the group advances is hypocritical at best, it is meticulously planned and deliberately executed.
There are aren’t “moderate” or other existing factions within the group. There is only one ANTIFA.
Members of the group believe that it is just to assault anyone they feel is facist or perceived to be a facist.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the first member of the House Democratic Caucus to openly repudiate ANTIFA and the chaos and violence it caused in Berkeley, but only after being pressure do to so.
Pelosi’s colleague in the House, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) has also denounced ANTIFA during his Fort Lauderdale, Florida congressional town hall meeting this past Wednesday.
When asked if he would openly denounce ANTIFA, Deutch denounced the group and said that those responsible for the violence (if identified) should face prosecution.
“I don’t, I don’t know Antifa, but I do know some of what I’ve heard about Antifa, and some members of that group, who claim that the focus,(sic) the group anti-facism is what they’re focused on,” said Deutch. But then the congressman then said “at least some in that group” have called for anarchy and violence, dismissing the argument that the entire movement supported anarchy and violence.
“We all want to fight facism, but a group that mocks people for supporting the Constitution, a group that calls for anarchy, which at least some in that group have called, those kinds of approaches calling for anarchy in our country and committing acts of violence shouldn’t be accepted, shouldn’t be tolerated, and absolutely by condemned.”-Rep. Ted Deutch (D)
Again, there is only one ANTIFA, and even though he condemns everything the group and its members stand for, including anarchy, Deutch still believes that the movement is not completely driven by only anarchists. Hmmm?
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