Remember when then-democratic nominee Joe Biden dismissed Antifa as “an idea, not an organization” during his first presidential debate with Donald Trump last Fall?
Yeah, well, the new president may have to rethink his stance because that “idea” rioted in cities around the country last night.
Burning flags, smashing windows, vandalizing property, throwing rocks at law enforcement were just some of the lowlights.
In Sacramento, the local group posted a flier to Twitter about the Jan. 20 demonstration.
“No more cops. No more Proud Boys. No more presidents,” read the tagline.
Tomorrow we take a stand!— Antifa Sacramento (@AntifaSac_) January 20, 2021
Everyone together! And all at once!
We march! We march against far-right terror in the name of antifascism & community defense!
Enough is enough! We mourn the dead & fight like hell for the living!Are you with us?Its #AllOutForSac!
Fremont park – 10am pic.twitter.com/xeKlVvDNqN
In Portland, the rioters shouted “F*** Trump, f*** Biden too, they don’t give a f*** about you,” according to documentarian Brendan Gutenschwager.
The group marched from the Revolution Hall to the Democratic Party of Oregon’s headquarters, all the while continuing its destructive behavior and waving signs that read, “We are ungovernable” and “We don’t want Biden – We want revenge!” for “Police Murders,” “Imperialist Wars” and “Fascist Massacres.”
On the ground in Portland, Ore. for @townhallcom. A group of Antifa marchers just attacked the city’s Democratic Party office. They broke windows and spray painted the building.— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 20, 2021
Some of them had a hard time breaking the windows. pic.twitter.com/v0PSM7rEvd
Local law enforcement arrested at least nine people in connection to the riot.
In Denver, the march was mostly peaceful until the protestors came across two pro-life supporters.
It didn’t take long for the mob to surround the men and verbally and physically assault them. See video below (Warning, explicit language):
Antifa/BLM marching into the Capitol. Upon arrival they immediately attack the 2 Pro-Life gentleman, steal one of their signs, and push them out of the area.#Denver#BLM#Antifa pic.twitter.com/zPENLTwTrS— SCATS (@SCATSOTS) January 20, 2021
While president Biden has yet to address the Antifa riots, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke to “Fox & Friends” about the recent violence and property destruction.
“I remember the media and Democrats blaming all this Antifa violence on Donald Trump. Yet here we have Joe Biden in the White House and Antifa is still rampaging in the streets of Seattle and Portland and Denver,” observed the Arkansas Republican.
Cotton says the only way to stop a violent organization like Antifa is to meet them “with force.” Until the government does that, we can expect more of the same regardless of who is in the Oval Office.
“These mobs that we see on the streets of Seattle and Portland and Denver that represent Antifa – which I guess maybe is not just an idea as some Democrats have said – ultimately what they want is to overthrow America,” said Cotton.
“They hate America, they are not rampaging the streets because Joe Biden is president. They weren’t doing it last summer because Donald Trump was president. They are doing it because they hate America,” he concluded.
It’ll be interesting to see how the mainstream media covers the metastasizing “idea” that is Antifa. If they give them even one-tenth of the coverage they’ve given to the right-wing Capitol occupiers it’ll be a surprise.
Because just like Biden, the mainstream media does not believe Antifa is a threat at all to the Republic even though they’ve been the driving force behind the violence we’ve recently witnessed in every major city.
To quote former attorney general William Barr in a conversation with CNN, “I’ve talked to every police chief in every city where there has been major violence and they all have identified Antifa as the ramrod for the violence.”