Senate resolution condemns neo-Nazis, KKK, white supremacists, ignores Antifa

On Wednesday, the Daily Caller reported that a bipartisan resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate condemns neo-Nazis, the KKK, white nationalists and white supremacists, but fails to mention the far-left Antifa, which has been deemed a domestic terror group by the state of New Jersey.

According to the Daily Caller:

The joint resolution, signed by Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, calls on the Trump administration to deploy all available resources to “improve data collection on hate crimes and to work in a coordinated way to address the growing prevalence of hate groups.”

“The joint resolution recognizes the death of Heather Heyer, 32, and the injuries suffered by 19 other people after a car allegedly driven by a neo-Nazi slammed into a crowd of counter demonstrators in Charlottesville,” Warner’s office said in a statement. “The resolution specifically describes that event as a ‘domestic terrorist attack.’”

The resolution also recognizes the heroism and public service of Virginia State Police troopers Berke Bates and Lt. Jay Cullen, who were killed following the crash of their helicopter while they surveyed the demonstrations.

The resolution also says that Congress “rejects White nationalism, White supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States” but refuses to mention violence from Antifa, a group whose members have routinely beaten and threatened Trump supporters for months.

Antifa violence got so bad at a recent Berkeley rally that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned the group.

“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted,” she said.

“In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech.  Non-violence is fundamental to that right.  Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America,” she added.

As we reported here, federal authorities warned of domestic terrorist activities from Antifa well over a year ago.

According to Politico:

Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.

Never-Trump Republicans like Mitt Romney, John McCain, R-Ariz., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have sided with Antifa against President Trump, even though the group openly calls for something called “anarcho-Communism” and violence against anyone with whom they disagree.

The Daily Caller said it “reached out to the offices of senators’ who signed on to the resolution and none explained why antifa was not included.”


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