Minnesota Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison, who also serves as the DNC’s Deputy Chairman, posted a photo Wednesday night proudly displaying an Antifa handbook and warning Donald Trump about its use.
Classified documents reveal that the left-wing group ANTIFA has been declared domestic terrorists by U.S. security officials. So here we have congressman seemingly threatening our president with their handbook..Would that be sedition?
“As a reminder, Antifa is a leftist agitator organization whose members advocate violence for the sake of political gain. They are hardly the “anti-fascists” they claim to be.
Antifa is responsible for violent riots during President Trump’s inauguration last year and regularly advocates for shutting down speeches on college campuses across the country. The group is also under FBI investigation for their tactics and has warned about future attacks:
Federal domestic terrorism investigators are probing “a number of” people animated by “kind of an Antifa ideology,” FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Thursday.
“We do have a very active domestic terrorism program,” Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee. “And while we’re not investigating Antifa as Antifa — that’s an ideology and we don’t investigate ideologies — we are investigating a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology.”
Ellison is no stranger to embracing violence. In 2008 he met with the president of a bank footing the billfor Palestinian suicide bombers and their families.
No word yet on whether the DNC as a whole endorses the Antifa movement, but given Ellison’s high profile run for chairman last year, we have a clue.”