Republicans Introduce Bill To Recognize Antifa As Terrorists

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bill Cassidy have introduced a bill that would declare Antifa a terrorist organization.

The bill comes weeks after conservative journalist Andy Ngo, a gay son of Vietnamese immigrants, was viciously attacked by the group.

The group has been attacking supporters of President Donald Trump and conservatives since the 2016 presidential election.

One member of the group attacked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma and was shot by police.

“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!” Sen. Cassidy said.

“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,” Sen. Cruz said.

“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,” he said.

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate condemning the violent acts carried out by members of Antifa and calling for the designation of the group as a domestic terrorist organization. 

“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror…”

Recently, Antifa took to the streets, cloaked in black masks, and engaged in violent demonstrations on the streets of Portland, Oregon. Journalist Andy Ngo was hospitalized, others seriously injured as well after being attacked by members of the group.

By Carmine Sabia/The Federalist Papers