A resolution introduced this week by Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy calling for the Antifa anti-fascist movement to be designated a domestic terrorist organization has been criticized for using “Antifa” and “left-wing activists” interchangeably, and possibly implying that all manner of dissent could be considered terrorism.
The resolution, introduced Thursday, is titled, “Calling for the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.” It states that the Antifa, a left wing autonomous, militant anti-fascist movement, “believe that free speech is equivalent to violence, have used threats of violence in the pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies.”
But the resolution also denounces actions by protestors “affiliated with Antifa” and “left wing activists.” The resolution states that journalist Andy Ngo was “intimidated and threatened with violence by protestors affiliated with Antifa” and that he was “physically attacked by protestors affiliated with Antifa.”
RELATED: Whether homocon agitator Andy Ngo is really a journalist was explored at great length in an excellent Buzzfeed profile today. Highly recommended.