[Ed. – How many Dems will vote for this measure if it reaches the Senate floor?]
Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz filed a resolution on Thursday to categorize antifa, a militant left-wing group known to assault political opponents and journalists, as a domestic terrorist organization.
“Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence. Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views,” Cruz tweeted. “Like any terrorist organization they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear & intimidation. They must be stopped. I’m proud to introduce this resolution w @SenBillCassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” said Senator Cassidy on Twitter two weeks before filing the resolution. “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”