Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) requested FBI Director Christopher Wray begin a RICO investigation into Antifa, citing its violent action in Portland, Oregon that saw journalist Andy Ngo hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage and the recent Antifa domestic terrorist attack in Tacoma, Washington in which a member of Antifa attacked a migrant detention facility armed with an AR-15 rifle and Molotov cocktails.
Cruz is one of the only members of Congress who are actively calling for investigations into Antifa, and he doubled down on his position when questioning Wray earlier today.
“Let me turn to a final topic, which is an area of concern for me, which is a group that has called itself Antifa, which ironically is short for anti fascism, and yet they engage in the conduct of fascists,” said Cruz. “They engage in violent protests, masked men and women engaging in physical violence. We saw recently the Rose City chapter of Antifa in Portland Oregon that was assaulting citizens and disrupting traffic, violently assaulted one journalist so severely that he was hospitalized for brain hemorrhage.”
Cruz then spoke of the Tacoma terrorist attack.
“Another Antifa terrorist attacked a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Tacoma, Washington igniting a vehicle and attempting to ignite a propane tank,” said Cruz.
Cruz then explained that he believes this is not mere happenstance, but that he is concerned it may be part of organized behavior on behalf of Antifa, and put the question to Wray.
“I am concerned that these are not isolated incidents but rather this is a pattern, an organization that is engaged in masked, anonymous, violent terrorism. To what extent is the FBI concerned about the threat of violent activity from an organization like Antifa?”
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 23, 2019
In his characteristic fashion, Wray seemed to minimize the behavior of Antifa and the role of the organization.
“We are absolutely concerned about violence committed on behalf of any ideology, any extremism, and the key is though,” Wray continued, “The FBI does not investigate ideology, we investigate violent criminal activity, and if it’s fueled by some ideology, then that’s how it gets wrapped into our mandate.”
Wray went on to explain that the Antifa group, in the eyes of the FBI, is an ideology and not a radical group of terrorists pledging to commit violence.
“So for us, Antifa, we view it more of an ideology than an organization. We have quite a number though, I should tell you, of properly predicated investigations of what we categorize as anarchist extremists,” Wray continued, “And some of those people do subscribe to what we would refer to as kind of an Antifa-like ideology.”
Cruz then stressed that he views Antifa as an organization, and informed Wray that he will be sending him a letter requesting a RICO investigation into the group.
“I will today be sending a letter to you and the Department of Justice asking the department to open a RICO investigation into Antifa because I believe they ar engaged in a similar coordinated effort,” said Cruz, comparing Antifa to the mafia and the Ku Klux Klan.
Cruz also blasted politicians who have repeatedly sided with Antifa and forced police departments to stand down when faced with their violence.
“It’s a pattern, sadly, that we saw, we have seen with politicians who favored Klan violence, and I think every citizen deserves law enforcement protection regardless of their ideology.”
MURDEROUS: Lincoln Project Dip Steve Schmidt Demands “Q” Shaman be Shot
This is real incitement of violence.
Lincoln Project dip Steve Schmidt called for a summary execution of the so-called “Q Shaman” during a television appearance with Bill Maher on Friday night, showing a lust for blood that was heartily applauded by Maher’s establishment NPC audience.
“A guy bursts in, the QAnon shaman, dressed like a viking… And [the Capitol police officer] basically talks to him. Shoot him. Shoot him! If you burst into the United States Capitol… If he were dressed like Bin Laden, would you have shot him?”
Video of the interaction Schmidt references reveals the Arizona man merely walking around the Senate chamber as a Capitol Police officer asks him to leave. Jake Chansley has since maintained that he merely walked into an open door at the Capitol, having been charged with unlawfully entering a federal building.
— Joe Sakic Fan (@Devilito02) January 20, 2021
Schmidt’s standard for using lethal force defies any professional standard of law enforcement conduct in the United States, and might be more commonly used in Syria or Somalia. Law enforcement, be it Capitol Police or otherwise, are not trained to summarily execute trespassers who enter federal buildings unlawfully and saunter around, even if the venue in question is the US Capitol.
The protestor in question has since gone on to betray Donald Trump, even offering to testify at a Democratic impeachment sham trial on the side of the pro-impeachment leftists. There’s ample reason to believe he’s more of a lifestyle cosplayer than a hardened criminal, and his bumbling trespassing during the January 6th event reflected as such. An extrajudicial execution of the conspiracy theorist would’ve been a heinous outrage- and the second killing of an unarmed riotous protestor under highly questionable circumstances.
Schmidt’s appearance on HBO came just hours after he resigned from the Lincoln Project, with the neocon group reeling in the wake of founder John Weaver’s pedophilia and grooming scandal. It appears that actually inciting violence- against a protestor who was non-violent- is Schmidt’s tactic to try and get back into the good graces of programmed liberals.
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