Joy Ann Reid responded Thursday to Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) claims that Capitol Police were anticipating a huge showing of Antifa members on Jan 6th, saying ‘Antifa are just anti-fascists.” This comes days after Oregon’s Multnomah County District Attorney announced criminal charges against over two dozen Antifa members.
Gohmert claimed “that there was going to be an influx of Antifa,” Reid reported. She spoke in a sarcastic tone, letting it known that she didn’t believe Gohmert’s claims. “They claimed [Antifa members] were basically the devil,” Reid said. “They’re just anti-fascist. They don’t show up anywhere.”
Meanwhile, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office officially announced charges against Antifa rioters in Portland just Wednesday following several grand jury indictments. The criminal charges included felony riot and criminal mischief. One person was also arrested for attacking reporter Andy Ngô over Memorial Day weekend.
Reid as been with MSNBC since 2014.
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Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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