Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw did not hold back during a congressional hearing on Thursday when he set out to expose Antifa and their terrorist-like antics.
FBI Director Christopher Wray served as the key witness in the hearing and Crenshaw pressed him on what the nation’s leading law enforcement bureau thinks about them.
Crenshaw initially challenged claims by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler that Antifa even exists.
Note: Nadler previously called the group and their alleged violence “a myth.”
“Earlier you confirmed Antifa does indeed exist, but you considered it more of an ideology than a group, correct?” Crenshaw asked Wray, as BizPac Review reports.
“Yes, an ideology or maybe a movement,” the director answered.
“That seems to me to be down-playing it,” Crenshaw said.
BizPac Review reports Crenshaw then launched into “a 40-second monologue describing the alleged activities of Antifa supporters during protests across the U.S. in recent months.”
This is an ideology that organizes locally, it coordinates regionally and nationally, it wears a standardized uniform, it collects funds to buy high-powered lasers to blind federal officers, build homemade explosive devices, feed their rioters since they clearly aren’t working and then bail out those who have been arrested.
This is an ideology that has trained its members, makes shield wall phalanxes to attack federal officers. It formed an autonomous zone in an American city and besieged a federal courthouse in another, so it just seems to be more than an ideology.
The Republican Congressman then pushed back on Wray’s claim that Antifa is not a group: “Do you have a way to define what you mean by it’s not a group?”
Wray answered that “by no means mean to minimize the seriousness of the violence and criminality that is going on across the country.”
Watch the exchange below: