Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy are looking to designate the group known as Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.
The group, which claims to be against fascism and white supremacy, has repeatedly been in the news for carrying out acts of violence against pedestrians or against other groups of people they allege support fascist causes.
BizPac Review reports:
Late last month, well-recognized independent journalist Andy Ngo, a gay son of Vietnamese immigrants, was brutally beaten by a mob of far-left Antifa thugs in Portland, Oregon.
In response to both Ngo’s beating and a spate of other horrifying attacks committed by Antifa extremists, on Thursday GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz unveiled a landmark bill that condemns the left-wing group and calls for it to be designated a domestic terrorist group.
“Antifa is a domestic terror organization,” Senator Cassidy said in a statement. “This is a group of hateful, intolerant radicals pursuing their extreme agenda through violence. They are masked bigots, attacking others b/c they don’t agree with their ideas. The time to stop Antifa is NOW!”
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” the senator added via BizPac Review. “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”
Antifa is a domestic terror organization. This is a group of hateful, intolerant radicals pursuing their extreme agenda through violence. They are masked bigots, attacking others b/c they don't agree with their ideas. The time to stop Antifa is NOW! https://t.co/trBrXm0GgF
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) July 18, 2019
“Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence,” Senator Cruz added in a tweet. “Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views.”
“Like any terrorist organization, they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear & intimidation. They must be stopped,” he added.
And, “I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”
Like any terrorist organization they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear & intimidation. They must be stopped. I’m proud to introduce this resolution w @SenBillCassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists. —> https://t.co/3qDDun7Tp3
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 18, 2019
BizPac Review reports Antifa’s actions are often dangerously violent and are rarely covered by mainstream media:
Just last weekend an Antifa-affiliated extremist armed with an AR-15 rifle, flares and multiple Molotov cocktails attempted to fire-bomb a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Tacoma, Washington.
Besides setting a car near the detention facility on fire Saturday, deceased suspect Willem Van Spronsen also reportedly threw “incendiary devices” (Molotov cocktails) at the facility. Had the detention center caught fire, the lives of reportedly up to 1575 illegal aliens would have been put at grave risk.