Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are introducing a resolution to designate Antifa, a loose organization of anti-fascist groups, a domestic terrorist organization.
"It would give law enforcement greater tools, greater permission to use tools, in order to combat Antifa. Antifa is spreading from the west coast, where it started, to different cities. Their intimidating tactics should be stopped where they are and not allowed to spread,” Cassidy said on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.
“Let me point out, the Portland mayor told the police to stand down, both a year ago and most recently, and in the meantime, reporters are getting beaten up, lives threatened. We need politicians if you will, to show courage, not cowardice. We need to step forward and stop this before it steps further,” he added.
“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,” Cruz tweeted last week, after unveiling the resolution, adding: “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 [with Cassidy] to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”
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