Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland described Antifa as “peaceful protesters” Saturday, the same day members of the violent group clashed with the right-wing Proud Boys in Portland.
Haaland made the false claim on CNN after President Donald Trump tweeted “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.’”
“This is on par with what the president does. He sides with the white supremacists, the white nationalists, with the domestic terrorists in our country, just as — you know, he has incited violence against people of color,” Haaland said.
“Portland is a progressive city. They want to ensure that they keep their city moving forward. It’s not surprising that Trump would side away from the folks who are the peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism. Just not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists. That’s been his mode of operation since before he was elected president,” the congresswoman continued.
Haaland’s misleading description of the left-wing movement was first flagged by the conservative Media Research Center.
“The congresswoman’s claim, Antifa members have repeatedly engaged in violence. In fact, if any open-minded person would attend a conservative protest or demonstration they would see elderly people sitting on beach chairs waving hand-held American flags, families – moms, dads and kids – waving homemade signs and wearing “MAGA” baseball caps (‘Make America Great Again’),” said former police commander Jacob “Jake” Rosenbaum.
“Masked men and women at an Antifa rally this Summer violently attacked investigative journalist Andy Ngo, sending him to the hospital. Antifa members in Philadelphia attacked two Marines in Philadelphia last year. However, the news media hacks ignore those incidents because they don’t fit their political narrative,” Mike Barker, a former criminal defense attorney and prosecutor, said.
The Democratic Party-Activist Group-News Media complex decided to ignore President Donald Trump’s bold warning to leftist-radicals, especially the George Soros-funded groups that espouse the rantings of Rep. Maxine Waters, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Democratic “Queen of the Party” Hillary Clinton, and many others including Antifa (Anti-Fascists).
During an interview with the conservative news outlet, the Daily Caller, President Donald Trump said the violence-prone group of self-styled anarchists known as Antifa — short for Anti-Fascists — were going to regret what they are doing to gin-up anger and discontent among the American people.
Speaking to the popular Tucker Carlson, whose wife suffered a terrorizing experience by an affiliate of the “anti-fascist” mob. Trump was blasted by the media when he said that there was strong opposition to Antifa that had yet to strike back. He said that the leftists had better hope things remain that way.
“They better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize,” Trump told the news media.
“Because if [Antifa doesn’t stop], they’re [opposition is] much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they haven’t done that and that’s a good thing,” said the Commander in Chief.
“POTUS really put the so-called mainstream broadcast and newspaper organizations in a peculiar position. While we know they are sympathetic to leftist groups such as Code Pink, ANSWER, ACORN, and others, they don’t want to be so obvious about their political biases,” said former police commander and political consultant Gabe Channing.