President Trump officially tweeted that he is considering designating the communist far-left group Antifa a terrorist organization. It’s about freaking time. “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),” Trump wrote in a tweet. Do it, please.
Trump also said, “Would make it easier for police to do their job!” Yes, it would and it would make all of us safer. Remember, Antifa are communists and they range free in Europe, especially in Germany where they control whole towns. They terrorize people into submission. They are fascist and the very definition of a terrorist movement.
“Last week, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced a resolution that would label Antifa a “domestic terrorist organization.”
“In a tweet, Cruz characterized Antifa as “a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence.”
“Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views,” Cruz said in regards to the group.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
“They must be stopped,” Cruz added in a separate tweet.
“Cassidy echoed Cruz’s remarks in a press release.
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” Cassidy stated. “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”
Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence. Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 18, 2019
“Cruz requested an investigation into Antifa earlier this week in a letter sent to Attorney General William Barr, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
“Last month, Asian-American journalist Andy Ngo was attacked by members of Antifa in Portland, Oregon while attending a rally. The attack was noted in the resolution brought forth by Sens. Cruz and Cassidy.
“I just got beat up by the crowd, with no police at all, in the middle of the street,” Ngo stated during a Livestream after he was assaulted.
Today I penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and FBI Director Christopher Wray calling for an investigation into Antifa under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). pic.twitter.com/ptY0syxPrn
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 23, 2019
“Earlier this month, as reported by Breitbart News’s Hannah Bleau, “Antifa protesters harassed Trump supporters Saturday in the nation’s capital, showing up to counter-protest a planned ‘Demand Free Speech’ rally in D.C’.s Freedom Plaza.”
“Members of the far-left group were filmed by the Washington Examiner’s Julio Rosas as they chanted “f*ck the cops” during [the protest].”
These are the masked revolutionaries that those such as “The Squad” support and promote. They should have been labeled as terrorists long ago for throwing Molotov cocktails, using IEDs, bats, and other convenient weapons to destroy property and harm people who don’t share their warped views.
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
Trump’s tweet comes just days after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation into Antifa under the RICO Act, a prosecutorial tool typically reserved for toppling organized crime. “I write to urge you to open an organized crime investigation into Antifa, a left-wing anarchist terrorist organization that routinely relies on violence to intimidate and punish its political opponents,” Cruz wrote to Barr.
“Our Republic depends on free and open participation in the political process. These acts of brazen political violence and intimidation strike at the heart of that process. Given your commitment to the rule of law, I hope you will respond to Antifa’s organized criminal activity, and [Portland] Mayor Ted Wheeler’s refusal to protect Portland’s citizens from that activity, with all speed and vigilance,” Cruz said.
Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who "fight fascism" with actual fascism, protected by Liberal-privilege. With bullies, they get their way til someone says no. There must be courage, not cowardice, from the elected officials who allow violence against the innocent.
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) July 1, 2019
Along with calling for Antifa to be investigated under the RICO Act, Cruz accompanied by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a non-binding resolution this month that would classify violent Antifa protesters as “domestic terrorists.”
In light of the vicious attack and firebombing on a Washington ICE detention center where an Antifa member was killed by police, and the vicious assault of journalist Andy Ngo and two others in Portland, OR, it is way past time to label these criminals for what they really are… terrorists. So are MS-13 and others just as Trump is saying. Violent communists have been given a pass for far too long – just call them domestic terrorists already and treat them as such.
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) July 6, 2019
This past week, a video surfaced of a member of Antifa praising the previously mentioned Antifa terrorist attack against a Tacoma, Washington migrant detention facility, in which a radical leftist armed with an AR-15 rifle and Molotov cocktails firebombed the facility. The Antifa member praised the dead terrorist and called for many more instances of terrorism: “I want to take a moment to give a tribute to Willem Van Spronsen,” said Szabo. “I’m just gonna say it, I think you’re a hero. I don’t care what you say, I think they’re a hero, and if you disagree with me, you’re f**king wrong.”
Szabo went on, “There are many incidents in history where people have taken radical positions and I have agreed with them, but this is the one time in my life time when I have seen someone take a radical stance where they put their life on the line, they fought for something selfless, and they died for it.”
Then Szabo calls for even more domestic terrorist attacks. “It’s something that we, on the left, should resonate with. Not just resonate with, but repeat. Not just repeat, you have to understand, this is just one individual, his death cannot go in vain, we need multiple individuals. We need multiple of these instances to happen.”
It looks like the occurrences of radical, violent behavior by these darlings of the left has reached a tipping point and Trump has had enough. Hopefully, the president will carry through and designate Antifa and others like them as the enemies of Americans that they truly are. Homeland Security formally classified Antifa activities as “domestic terrorist violence” in early 2016 according to confidential law enforcement documents. This is the logical next step.