Walker to Introduce Resolution to Condemn Antifa’s Violence, Calling on President to Address Extremist Group's Threats
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) along with U.S. Representative Mark Green (R-Tenn.) this week will introduce a resolution condemning Antifa’s violence and engagement in domestic terrorism and calling on President Trump to use his power to address the extremist group's threats.
“Antifa’s violence, intolerance and hatred seems to know no bounds as they use barbarity and intimidation against political opponents, directing attacks without equivocation at our First Amendment,” Walker said. “Their oppressive and dangerous attacks on journalists and law enforcement officers must be curtailed. We encourage the President and his Administration to recognize Antifa’s threat and protect the American people and our institutions from their tyranny.”
“America should reject all forms of political violence, whether it comes from the right or the left,” Green said. “For too long has Antifa evaded justice. This brutal organization is a threat to the First Amendment and every value that America stands for. Any political movement that engages in terrorism should not be tolerated by the United States.”
Antifa is a radical far-left movement that advocates for the violent overthrow of the American Government and brutally attacks journalists.
This past month, conservative journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by Antifa during a protest in Portland, where he was hit on the back of the head, punched, and kicked by about a dozen members who sent him to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage. Ngo had been attacked before by Antifa members due to his critical coverage of them.
As Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Walker held a meeting with Ngo earlier this month discussing the journalist’s attacks and knowledge of Antifa.
Read the resolution in its entirety here.