Democrats no longer consider Antifa useful idiots?
It took a while, but Democrats may finally have had enough of the antifa.I suspect that Antifa was emboldened by the Democrats who ignored their part of the violence in Charlottesville. But Democrats have been largely silent at the violence by this group since the Trump inauguration. They are just getting harder to ignore and less useful to the Democrat rage agenda.
In a Tuesday statement, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called out by name the antifa, or “anti-fascists,” for the first time since Sunday’s leftist violence in Berkeley.
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” the California Democrat said in a statement. “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”
SEE ALSO: Berkeley mayor urges univ. to cancel Free Speech Week as Milo Yiannopoulos prepares return: Report
More than 100 antifa members, many wearing black clothing and masks, jumped police barriers Sunday at a Berkeley protest, chasing down and attacking a small number of Trump supporters, resulting in six injuries and 13 arrests.
Mrs. Pelosi initially made no public comment, followed by a statement to the Washington Times from a spokesman saying that she “has always emphasized the importance of ‘peaceful’ in the right to peaceful protest” without mentioning the antifa.