Antifa activist, charged in assault on U.S. Marines, had ties to Dem lawmakers

Antifa activist, charged in assault on U.S. Marines, had ties to Dem lawmakers
Joseph 'Jose' Alcoff (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – This was the assault on Marines in Philadelphia, in which Antifa thugs shouted racial slurs at the two Latino Marines.  The links included Elizabeth Warren’s baby, the CFPB, where Alcoff’s advocacy group was a fixture.]

[W]hile Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in key policy proposals.

His endorsement apparently mattered when several congressional Democrats in February 2018 issued press releases with his quote backing their bill on regulating payday lenders.

As the payday campaign manager for the liberal group Americans for Financial Reform, Alcoff participated in congressional Democratic press conferences, was a guest on a House Democratic podcast and met with senior officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2016 through 2018. …

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He was also pictured with now-House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Both committees oversee financial regulatory policies Alcoff was advocating.

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