[Ed. – And illegal aliens are patriots.]
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Wednesday that would establish offices in the Justice and Homeland Security Departments dedicated to rooting out domestic terrorist threats but rejected a Republican amendment that would have added language about antifa.
The bill, introduced by Democrats, aims to bolster the federal government’s response to a rise in white supremacist and far-right-wing extremist activity in the United States.
“These are reasonable, measured policies to help focus the federal government’s resources on the threats that continue to terrorize and kill Americans,” said Chairman Jerry Nadler, according to the Washington Times.
Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican, called the bill “one-sided” as he introduced an amendment that would add antifa and other far-left extremist groups to the bill.
“There is at least an equal level of hate, violence, and terror coming from the political left directed at conservatives and people who support the president,” Buck said.