Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, declared that Antifa violence in Portland is a myth being peddled ‘only’ in Washington D.C.
Nadler made the statement when citizen journalist Austen Fletcher asked him about the recent explosion of Antifa violence in Portland — violence that is well-documented.
Austen asked Nadler on Sunday, “Do you disavow the violence of Antifa?” Nadler, amazingly — instead of disavowing the violent group — relegated the reports violence in Portland to a fairy tale, saying:
“That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington D.C.”
The journalist responded that there is video evidence of the violence and that the congressman should look online as Nadler got in a car and drove away.
#Antifa isn’t a “myth.”
Ask the police officers risking their lives to preserve law and order.
Ask the federal agents being pelted with fireworks and projectiles.
Ask the small business owners who’ve had their property destroyed. https://t.co/n1KlqWP3K8
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2020
Nadler is receiving heavy criticism for his comment. Blaze TV reporter Elijah Schaffer, who is on the ground in Portland responded in a tweet:
Portland is at war every night, but Rep Jerry Nadler says my video coverage of Antifa violence & vandalism is a ‘myth.’ Antifa is very real, & they are incredibly dangerous.
The mythical Antifa caused enough trouble in Portland on Sunday to cause the police to declare the “protest” a riot.
This isn’t the first time that Nadler has denied the existence of Antifa. Last month he said Antifa was an imaginary group in a congressional hearing, thus entering those words into the congressional record.
Nadler, along with other powerful Democrats, is creating myths of his own as he condemns the deployment of federal law enforcement officers in Portland. Nadler, along with Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS), requested an investigation into the mythical “secret police force” — marked Department of Homeland Security agents — sent by the Trump administration to protect federal property in Portland.
This is a matter of utmost urgency. Citizens are concerned that the Administration has deployed
a secret police force, not to investigate crimes but to intimidate individuals it views as political
adversaries, and that the use of these tactics will proliferate throughout the country. Therefore, we ask that you commence your review of these issues immediately.
How Nadler’s statements about Antifa be seen as anything other than laying down cover for the violent group of thugs doing the dirty work of the left? Nadler is covering for a group that is violently attacking American cities all across the country and there is plenty of evidence that they exist, while at the same time, accusing the president and federal law enforcement of lawlessness.
Hey Brooklyn and Manhattan, do us a favor and vote this guy out!
Watch Greg Gutfeld address the mainstream media coverage of the mythical violence in Portland: