Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have introduced a resolution to name Antifa a domestic terrorist organization as the group continues to act violently against journalists and law enforcement officials.
Cruz and Cassidy introduced a resolution last week that would name Antifa a domestic terrorist organization, echoing the sentiments of thousands of Americans who have been horrified to see the terrible display of violence, destruction, persecution, and mayhem wrought at the hands of the supposedly “anti-fascist” group.
On Twitter, Cruz wrote “Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence.” He added, “Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views.”
In a press release on Cassidy’s website, he is quoted as saying that “Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege.” He went on, “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”
Possibly influencing this resolution, tens of thousands of Americans have signed a White House petition calling for Antifa to be declared a domestic terrorist organization by President Donald Trump and his administration.
A petition for President Donald Trump to label Antifa a domestic terrorist group, originally launched in the wake of the beating of journalist Andy Ngo at the hands of Antifa, has now swelled to nearly 40,000 signatures following the Antifa terrorist attack on a migrant detention facility in Tacoma, Washington.
Recent public relations disasters dealt to Antifa by their own actions appear to be catching up to the organization as the petition to label it a domestic terrorist group continues to gain signatures. At press time, the petition has over 38,000 signatures and is growing.
The petition originally started in the days following the brutal beating suffered by Ngo at the hands of Antifa while covering their counter protest in Portland, Oregon. While the signatures seemed to slow down, last weekend’s Antifa terrorist attack on a migrant detention center, in which a 69-year-old man armed with an AR-15 and Molotov cocktails fire bombed the facility and ultimately died, seems to have reignited the fire under the petition.
Big League Politics contacted Sen. Cruz’s office for a comment on this resolution and did not receive an immediate response, and will update this article if it hears from either senator.
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