A Congresswoman’s resolution introduced Tuesday says the House designates Antifa a “domestic terrorist organization” and calls on the Justice Department to prosecute qualifying violent acts as such.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) announced her plans to introduce the resolution Monday in a Fox News Channel interview with Host Sean Hannity, following a riot in Atlanta, Hannity explained:
“A far-left group of rioters in Atlanta launched an all-out assault at a future police training facility over the weekend. The violent mob threw Molotov cocktails, fireworks, bricks, rocks, assaulted police officers and lit construction equipment on fire.
“Thirty-five were arrested – almost all of them from out of state. One of the only locals arrested was an attorney from the very liberal Southern Poverty Law Center.”
Reportedly, some of those arrested at the riot are suspected Antifa activists.
“This has been going on for years and years. Antifa are domestic terrorists and it’s time that we recognize them as domestic terrorists,” Rep. Greene told Hannity, noting that the violence has hit the entire nation, not just Atlanta:
“They’ve attacked our court houses, our government buildings, torn down monuments, attacked police.
“And, in the summer of 2020, they actually burned over ninety-something police vehicles, attacked police officers, attacked police headquarters.”
The resolution describes Antifa’s agenda as dangerous and anti-American:
“Whereas the extremist organization Antifa is motivated by communism, anarchism, socialism, and violence, and has continuously demonstrated their commitment to lawlessness and criminal behavior.”
Following a list of examples of Antifa allegedly committing and inciting violence, the resolution declares Antifa and its affiliates domestic terrorist organizations, as defined by federal law, and calls to the Justice Department to combat and prosecute them as such:
(1) this conduct of Antifa members, or any unlawful conduct performed at an Antifa-affiliated demonstration, is deemed to be domestic terrorism (as such term is defined in section 2331 of title 18, United States Code);
(2) the House of Representatives designates Antifa, and any other affiliated group or subsidiary of Antifa, to be a domestic terrorist organization; and
(3) the House of Representatives calls on the Department of Justice—
(A) to prosecute these crimes of domestic terrorism (as such term is defined in section 2331 of title 18, United States Code) by Antifa; and
(B) to use all available tools and resources to combat the spread of domestic terrorism (as such term is defined in section 2331 of title 18, United States Code) committed by Antifa.
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that more than twenty of the rioters in Atlanta had been charged with committing acts of domestic terrorism.
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