Jerry Nadler Calls Antifa ‘A Myth’
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.”
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.