FBI Director Chris Wray recently appeared at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing where he reminded Congress that Antifa is not some made-up conspiracy theory, they are a real organization that has actual FBI cases attached to it and is a real threat to the country.
Here’s more on this from Fox News:
“Antifa is a real thing. It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it,” Wray said. “And we have quite a number — and I’ve said this quite consistently since my first time appearing before this committee — we have any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists and some of those individuals self-identify with Antifa.”
Wray’s words were in response to Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., who claimed prominent Democrats have called Antifa a “fantasy.” In July, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., had dismissed the idea of Antifa violence in Portland as “a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.”
“Antifa is a real thing. It’s not a fiction,” Wray reiterated.” But it is — it’s not an organization or a structure.” He again described it as more of a “movement” but again noted that there have been those who self-identify as being a part of it.
Wray said, “They Say ‘I am Antifa.'”
Yes, there is plenty of evidence to show that Antifa exists and are causing a lot of violence and chaos all across the country. This group has been active for awhile now, but they have really been full swing this year, taking full advantage of the fear caused by COVID-19 and the riots and looting sweeping across the country to make excuses for their violent behavior.
We cannot ignore these folks and just pretend they don’t exist. They do. And the FBI needs to be involved in keeping a close eye on their activities.