New York Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler chalked up the recent epidemic of Antifa violence in Portland as nothing more than right-wing myth on Sunday when asked about his thoughts over a militant mob terrorizing one of the nation’s largest cities.
“Do you disavow the violence from Antifa?” asked writer-producer Austen Fletcher.
“That’s a myth that’s been spread only in Washington D.C.” Nadler asserted.
“About Antifa in Portland?” Fletcher clarified.
Can someone please explain to me how this works? We are willing to spend all credibility to defend what can be INSTANTLY invalidated. Who came up with this policy, why does it exist, and how is anyone able to maintain it without deviating from the script?pic.twitter.com/K4RFozkQde
— Eric Weinstein (@EricRWeinstein) July 27, 2020
The House Judiciary chairman was then shuffled away from the interview by staff as Fletcher continued to explain the situation unfolding in the Pacific Northwest.
“Sir, there’s videos everywhere online. There’s fires and riots. They’re throwing fireworks at federal officers. DHS is there. Look online, it gets crazy Mr. Nadler.”
Rioters in Portland are nearing their 60th straight day of violent protesting Monday night as a city gripped with anarchy becomes paralyzed from the militant destruction of mob anarchists terrorizing neighborhoods.
“The feds is on fire … let the motherfucker burn” pic.twitter.com/h94Sp6tJLd
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) July 27, 2020
This is happening in an American city. https://t.co/IEjRh5GuEq
— Alyssa Farah Griffin (@Alyssafarah) July 24, 2020
Local and federal agents attempting to restore peace and public safety to the fractured community in recent weeks have suffered from demonstrators launching assaults using mortar-style fireworks and lasers that can cause permanent blindness.
Yet, as the city continues to descend into chaos, its Democratic leaders have condemned the White House for sending in federal law enforcement to ensure the protection of private property and resurrect public safety.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called Trump’s actions “an attack on our democracy,” while state Gov. Kate Brown characterized the move as “a blatant abuse of power.” Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden went as far as to introduce legislation to bring a halt to the “paramilitary occupation,” in U.S. cities as the administration steps up its law enforcement presence in major cities nationwide suffering from a second wave of violent unrest.
Communities in Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, and Colorado, each reported violent protests over the weekend from demonstrators rioting in solidarity with Portland. The worst carnage however, appeared to come from Seattle where 45 protestors were arrested and 21 police officers were injured, according to KIRO 7 News in Washington.
Came home to my apartment complex. The Starbucks underneath has been destroyed, and cops are telling us to stay away in case something explosive is inside. pic.twitter.com/OOJgzUmusk
— Paul Gallant (@GallantSays) July 25, 2020