U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert pushes to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has introduced a resolution to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

If passed, the resolution would designate Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization, condemn all violence committed by the organization and its members, and require the federal government “to combat the spread of all forms of domestic terrorism.”

“Antifa, and the Democrats who support it, are enemies of the American people,” Boebert said in a news release.

The resolution, introduced March 26, lists incidents from 2020 and 2021 in which Antifa was associated with violent acts, including many accounts of violence in Portland, Oregon. It also notes that in 2016 the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration labeled Antifa efforts as “domestic terrorist violence.”

“Even the Obama administration classified Antifa efforts as ‘domestic terrorist violence,’” Boebert said in a March 27 tweet. “Now the Biden administration is pretending that Antifa is a myth. It’s time to hold Antifa accountable.”

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