Last week, Democrats in Washington like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee were shrieking that the “white supremacist” rallies in California had to be stopped and had their brain-dead liberal weenie zombies foaming at the mouth with pure hatred, ready to attack anything that moved. As a result, the Bay Area rallies with such “white supremacist” names as Patriot Prayer rally were canceled. That didn’t matter. Antifa showed up anyway with prohibited items like clubs and bags of urine to douse Trump supporters, once they had been given a good beating, of course.
Antifa was only able to find a handful of Trump supporters, but those they found were chased, beaten, covered in urine and run out of the park. There was no violence at all reported on the part of the handful of right wing activists and Trump supporters present.
So, what are the Washington Democrats who were doing all the screaming about “white supremacists” saying today? NOTHING! Absolutely nothing. They are not condemning the violence from Antifa in any way.
From The Washington Times
California Democrats who whipped up opposition to last weekend’s free-speech rallies had little to say after radical leftist protesters, led by the antifa, attacked police and Trump supporters on Sunday in Berkeley, injuring six.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who last week denounced the Patriot Prayer gathering in San Francisco as a “white supremacist rally,” had no public comment on the leftist violence.
Neither did Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, who joined local Democrats last week at a press conference to condemn “bigotry and hate” ahead of what they called a “white nationalist rally in Berkeley.”
Those familiar with recent right-of-center rallies in the Bay Area, Boston and Portland say it’s a familiar pattern: Democrats play to their base by hyping fears of neo-Nazis while ignoring or glossing over any leftist violence.
“There has been nearly complete silence from Democrats regarding the violence of antifa in Berkeley and elsewhere,” said Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson. “This silence only emboldens and encourages those who seek to turn our streets into battlegrounds. Leading Democratic politicians need to go on record unconditionally rejecting and condemning antifa.”
Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, who was chased and struck by masked antifa protesters in Berkeley before being rescued by police, called on Ms. Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to denounce the leftist violence.
“I’m asking Mayor [Ed] Lee and I’m asking Nancy Pelosi to speak against this violence and speak against this hatred, and be consistent with your message,” said Mr. Gibson at a press conference after cancelling his event.
He added that, “Nancy Pelosi, she’s trying to further her own agenda, and she’s putting her own citizens in danger, directly in danger.”
The muted response from Democrats after Berkeley comes in sharp contrast to the Republican reaction following a white-nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed and others injured after an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer drove his car into a crowd.
At its summer meeting Friday, the Republican National Committee passed unanimously a resolution denouncing the racist beliefs of “Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists,” and declaring the party “unified in its revulsion at the abhorrent white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.”
After President Trump blamed “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” for the Aug. 12 violence, multiple Republicans urged him to call out white supremacists and white nationalists by name, which he did in an Aug. 14 statement.
“Racism is evil—and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Mr. Trump said.
One California Democrat who did condemn the violence at Berkeley was Sen. Kamala Harris, although her spokesman did not mention the antifa by name.
“Sen Harris respects the right for people to peacefully protest, but believes violence has no place in America and condemns any violent actors,” said Harris spokesman Tyrone Gayle in a Monday email.
The antifa’s defenders argue that it may be extreme but it isn’t racist, while its critics have decried it as a terrorist group, given its willingness to use force against “fascists” and others who run afoul of its radical anti-American ideology.
At one point, protesters in Berkeley chanted, “No Trump! No wall! No USA at all!”