(Liberty Bell) – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler just got a very crude wakeup call from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan when Nadler had the audacity to dismiss the violent terrorist group Antifa as “imaginary.”
Jordan, the Committee’s ranking Republican, wasted no time setting him straight.
“They couldn’t utter the phrase ‘black lives matter’ and could barely the subject of police reform,” Nadler said during debate for a Democrat-sponsored police reform bill, the Media Research Center reported.
“Instead, [Republicans’] amendments — I’ve given you about half of them just listed here — were errant nonsense, off-topic, dealing with imaginary things like antifa and completely negating the entire purpose of the bill.”
Seriously? Tell that to the business owners whose shops were looted and destroyed. pic.twitter.com/o8IVgP9G8I
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 25, 2020
Jordan took Nadler to task.
“I can’t believe the chairman of the Judiciary Committee would utter such a statement on the House floor,” he said.
“They’re not imaginary. They’re real.”
The Chairman of the Judiciary Committee just called #Antifa "imaginary."
Antifa is real.
Ask the journalists they've attacked and the owners of businesses they've destroyed. pic.twitter.com/KE5KdaOKWH
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 25, 2020
Jordan described the vicious assault suffered by Andy Ngo, a reporter who was attacked by an Antifa mob at a Portland protest, and that President Donald Trump has dismissed the anarchist group as a domestic terrorist organization.
“They are far from imaginary,” Jordan said. “And there are people from every major city in this country who know that, and yet the chair of the Judiciary Committee just made that statement. That is scary!”
The Western Journal notes:
The domestic terror label is certainly well-deserved.
A write-up in The Washington Times earlier this month explained the violent, anarchistic group’s battle plan in detail: “What makes the shadowy group unique is its willingness to use of violence, what antifa organizers and sympathizers call ‘direct’ action in support of the Marxist-Leninist agenda. That often involves setting fires, looting, throwing bricks and bottles at police, and in one case the apparent use of a milkshake laced with quick-dry cement in attacking an opponent in the face.”
Even as the “direct” action supported by antifa has become widespread in recent weeks, Nadler still wants to dismiss the group as “imaginary.”
What planet is he living on?
Apparently, he’s not living on the same planet where the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, the top law enforcement official in that state, has pledged support to antifa.
And he’s not living on the same planet where undercover video captured by Project Veritas showed a member of Portland’s antifa group talking to a journalist posing as an antifa recruit about “destroying your enemy” and urging him to “practice things like an eye gouge” because “it takes very little pressure to injure someone’s eyes.”