On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on ANTIFA and other radical left-wing groups that are rioting in various American cities.
In May, President Trump rightfully designated ANTIFA a terrorist organization due to its members’ violence and destruction of businesses, homes, and federal property.
These radical groups have wreaked havoc on cities. In its path of destruction, ANTIFA has ruined countless communities and injured innocent citizens and police officers.
The Acting Deputy of Homeland Security reported an estimated 140 federal law enforcement officers who were protecting a federal courthouse in Portland sustained over 270 injuries.
During the Congressional hearing, Texas Senator Ted Cruz welcomed bipartisan criticism of the group given its known record of violent acts.
Democrats on the Committee couldn’t bring themselves to condemn ANTIFA despite the riots and unpeaceful demonstrations.
The Daily Caller reported:
“OK, she [Senator Hirono] declined to speak, so that is the position of the Democratic Party,” Cruz shot back. “I would note also that of the seven Democratic senators who spoke, not one of them apologized for or denounced multiple Democrats calling law enforcement officers Nazis, stormtroopers and Gestapo. To be fair, I have not heard the word Nazi, but stormtrooper was Nancy Pelosi and Gestapo was another Democratic leader. That was less than helpful.”
“Across the country, we’re seeing horrific violence, we’re seeing our country torn apart,” Cruz told Fox News Monday. “Violent anarchists and Marxists are exploiting protests to transform them into riots and direct assaults on the lives and safety of their fellow Americans.”
The Trump Administration and Attorney General have delivered a strong message that riots, looting, and destroying our country will not be tolerated.
According to Fox News:
Erin Nealy Cox, a U.S. attorney tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead a task force on violent anti-government extremists, said the feds have opened hundreds of federal criminal investigations surrounding the violence and rioting since May 28.
“They have since May 28 [opened] over 300 domestic terrorist investigations,” Cox told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on preventing violent protests.
As criminals are brought to justice for these heinous crimes, our country will recover and there will be peace in our streets.