GOP lawmakers demand Biden admin investigation into Antifa after journalist is attacked again
Republican representatives wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Tuesday to demand that he investigate ongoing violence in Portland. Reps. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Mike Johnson (R-LA), and Cliff Bentz (R-OR) signed the letter to know how the Department of Justice will be examining “Antifa’s orchestrated campaign of violence and intimidation.”
This letter comes after journalist Andy Ngô survived yet another violent attack over Memorial day weekend. Ngô was undercover, reporting on the most recent riots in Portland, Oregon, when he says he “was chased, attacked and beaten by a masked mob.”
The House Judiciary Committee sent similar letters in the past. “We have repeatedly urged the Biden Administration to address the left-wing violence in Portland,” this most recent letter reads. “Your refusal to do so has only emboldened these radical agitators to the degree that they feel comfortable targeting and viciously attacking a member of the press.”
Now, the committee wants to know if the Justice Department is pursuing the identification and prosecution of Antifa members. They are also calling for a briefing on the matter.
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