Senator Ted Cruz Sponsors Resolution Declaring Antifa To Be Domestic Terrorists

Ted Cruz introduced a resolution that calls for Antifa to be designated as a domestic terrorist organization

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz introduced a resolution on Thursday calling for Antifa to be designated as a domestic terrorist organization.

Cassidy is a Republican from Louisiana and Cruz is a Republican from Texas who ran for president in 2016.

“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” Cassidy said on his Senate webpage. “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”

The resolution also condemned the violent acts of antifa.

“Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence,” Cruz said, according to the statement.

“Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views. Like any terrorist organization they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear and intimidation. They must be stopped. I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists," Cruz said in his statement.

Antifa is a decentralized group of authoritarian leftists who share a violent ideology and believe that targeting people who don't share their fringe-left views is an act of self defense.

There are a handful of antifa organizations, but antifa is not an actual organization itself.

The decentralized nature of antifa may post a challenge for the senators in their attempt to get them declared as a terrorist organization.

The American Civil Liberties Union opposed the resolution, according to the Washington Post.

Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s national security project, told The Washington Post that she opposes labeling groups as domestic terrorists.

“It is dangerous and overly broad to use labels that are disconnected [from] actual individual conduct,” Shamsi said according to the Washington Post. “And as we’ve seen how ‘terrorism’ has been used already in this country, any such scheme raises significant due process, equal protection and First Amendment constitutional concerns.”

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CivilianMark
CivilianMark

Glad someone is calling out Antifa as the childish terrorists they are. Southern Poverty Law Center is too biased to call them the hate group they are. Only hateful people like them are the ones driven to such violence.

new2lv2
new2lv2

HELL YEA!!!! DO THAT S**T!!!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

About time!

RPG156
RPG156

Dear ACLU, the goal of terrorism is the coordinated effort to terrorize. Individuals may do nothing but embolden and empower those that are attacking and destroying from within the mass. They are roving gangs that the impotent local government allows to terrorize and attack their citizen with impunity. They fit the definition in every way.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I'm betting this will piss off the trolls ! At least someone finally has the guts to take a stand.

pixiepup
pixiepup

About time! Now carry thru with it!!

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Now the AG should launch an investigation to determine where their money and operational directives are coming from. A bunch of college kids need money for bail, attorneys, etc. and I would bet that someone in the Democratic Party is in control.

unholyone
unholyone

It's a start. Now label/prosecute certain mayors and governors as aiding and abetting terrorists and impeach them for not upholding their oath to uphold the Constitution of the US and their state. Ex: sanctuary cities, states; don't arrest violent protestors and looters, etc.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s national security project, told The Washington Post that she opposes labeling groups as domestic terrorists."

Hey stupid, It's dangerous to oppose the view of ANTIFA, already! They have proven time and time again that they are willing to, in their words, "preemptively commit violence with violence", which is an absurd notion.

We, as the rational thinking, American populace should really look at the Senators and members of the US House who vote against this resolution, because it will give us a sense of who really cares about the health and safety of the citizens they supposedly represent. I'm 100% for the 1st Amendment and the Right to Free Speech, but what ANTIFA does is not free speech. It's more akin to what the Brown Shirts, aka fascist Germans, did in the 30s - 40s in in the middle of the last century. Anyone who disagreed with their view was silenced with violence and death. It's only a matter of time before ANTIFA hurts someone that severely.

61mouse
61mouse

Long overdue

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

About time...

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

ForestRon
ForestRon

25 years ago Antifa would have their teeth knocked in and their masks stuffed up the their ass. It is a good example of how real police-work has suffered under liberal leadership...

Jessvan345
Jessvan345

I am so glad!! Yes!!! They have been terrorizing so many people even here in Sacramento. They are a terrorist group. They bully and terrorize people and it needs to be stopped.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

This is part of the Chaos is Control agenda. Whether he knows it or not Cruz is opening the door. Political agents pushing chaos in order for law makers to "make laws" to take away more freedoms. ANTIFA will be first but won't be last.

First ANTIFA and then The Proud Boys. People will say 'Good, get the problem children off the street.' It won't stop there. Laws don't go away once the targets are controlled. Laws expand and morph.

Let LEOs enforce the laws in effect now. Let them do their job.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

Will be of interest to see how the libertards vote on this if it comes to vote.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Personally I think that they should have addressed the masks and made them illegal in specific situations. Those scumbags are gutless and hide behind masks like the common criminals they are.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Antifa posted "how to derail a train". These people are domestic terrorists!

CinGuz
CinGuz

I'm sure your parents are very disappointed in you, & it is ashame that you & others like you act the way you do. Learn about a man who changed a nation without perpetrating violence, his name was Martin Luther King Junior.

CinGuz
CinGuz

About time.

Bstn
Bstn

The American Civil Liberties Union opposed the resolution, according to the Washington Post.

Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s national security project, told The Washington Post that she opposes labeling groups as domestic terrorists....

And this is WHY the ACLU has turned into a frigging JOKE..

User 69
User 69

Thx. Senators Cruz & Cassidy. I agree

question evrything
question evrything

Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.” if you want to know who the real terrorist are just look at any cop shop and you'll see a building full of them. you are 9 out of 10 times more likely to be killed by a cop then a terrorist. if you think police brutality is ok, then YOU are part of the problem!

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

Ted Cruz introduced resolution that calls for Antifa to be designated as a domestic terrorist organization yet will not even attempt to offer a resolution to designate white supremest as a terrorist organization.

So lets add up the numbers...Antifa has killed ZERO people (busted some heads, yes, killed no, WHILE the white supremest extremist (neo nazis) in the past years have murdered at least 50 2018, 37 in 2017, 72 in 2016 and 70 in 2015. BEFORE YOU REPLY WITH CRAP.....look it up.

No wonder lying ted is disliked by everyone.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

ANTIFA are cowards, who wear masks and beat up people. I 'm actually surprised they haven't got their asses shot up by some REAL white supremacists. They prey on the weak, but I double dog dare them to show up in Sturgis this coming week!