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Jerry Nadler Calls Antifa ‘A Myth’

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, told popular social media figure Austen Fletcher, also known as “Fleccas,” that Antifa is “a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.”

Fletcher said in a tweet Sunday that he “ran into” the top Democrat lawmaker while in Washington when he “asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland.”

Nadler was soon escorted to his car by an individual after quickly responding to Fletcher who continued, “Sir, there’s videos everywhere online. There’s fires and riots. They’re throwing fireworks at federal officers, DHS is there. Look online, it gets crazy, Mr. Nadler.”

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, violent anarchists have created chaos for over eight weeks in Portland and continue attempts to destroy the Hatfield Federal Courthouse, using ropes, saws, hammers, bolt cutters, and power tools.

Moreover, the rioters have aimed hard projectiles, mortar style fireworks and blinding lasers at law enforcement in the area, according to DHS.

Saturday was no different with thousands gathering to try to tear down the reinforced fence erected to protect the Courthouse. In the early morning hours on Sunday, rioters managed to pull down part of the fence.

Portland Police Bureau quickly made a riot declaration and a tense standoff between the anarchists and law enforcement attempting to quell the situation soon took place, resulting in the injuries of 14 federal law enforcement officers, one Federal Protective Service officer.

Six individuals were also arrested for assaulting federal law enforcement and two others for not complying with law enforcement orders, according to DHS.

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White House Confirms It Is Looking Into Shutting Down Oil Pipeline Amid Fuel Crisis

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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’  I said, is it being studied right now?  Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”

“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.

 

The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.

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