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Democratic Congresswoman Defends Antifa As ‘Peaceful Protesters’

Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland described Antifa as “peaceful protesters” on Saturday the same day that members of the violent left-wing movement clashed with right-wing groups in Portland.

Haaland offered the inaccurate description on CNN after President Donald Trump tweeted that “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.’”

“This is on par with what the president does. He sides with the white supremacists, the white nationalists, with the domestic terrorists in our country, just as — you know, he has incited violence against people of color,” Haaland said.

“Portland is a progressive city. They want to ensure that they keep their city moving forward. It’s not surprising that Trump would side away from the folks who are the peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism. Just not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists. That’s been his mode of operation since before he was elected president,” the congresswoman continued.

Haaland’s misleading description of the left-wing movement was first flagged by the conservative Media Research Center.

Contrary to the congresswoman’s claim, Antifa members have repeatedly engaged in violence.

Masked individuals at an Antifa rally in June violently attacked journalist Andy Ngo, sending him to the hospital. Antifa members in Philadelphia attacked two Marines in Philadelphia last year.

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  1. That Bitch is in desperate need of a reality check!!! When we have a group of terrorists assaulting individuals because they don’t agree with their agenda being supported by fools we have a problem.

    ANYONE who wears a mask and carries a weapon has nefarious intent!!

    Last year while visiting my niece in San Fran while having lunch, my wife and I were accosted by a few of these thugs. I politely asked them to leave us alone when they came up and asked asked if I supported Trump.

    They would not leave and since I didn’t want to be assaulted sitting down I stood and again politely asked them to leave. One fool moved closer to my wife and I stepped between them and one fool tried to hit me. BAD MOVE. When the first fool hit the deck the rest scattered spoiling a nice luncheon!!!

    LIEberals have RUINED America!!! Lieberals Democrats and Socialists all have RMT the Reverse Midas Touch. Instead of turning everything they come in contact with to gold, everything they come in contact with turns to sh*t!!!

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