Antifa-Apologist Democrats Refuse To Denounce Antifa – Then Walk Out Of Briefing (Video)

(Breitbart) – Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) walked out of a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution on Tuesday and refused to condemn Antifa — as did the other seven Senate Democrats who had spoken.

The hearing focused on the issue of freedom of speech, and the violence surrounding recent Black Lives Matter protests, especially the riots that have afflicted Portland, Oregon, for the last two months.

Subcommittee Chair Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a point earlier in the hearing of condemning violent right-wing extremist groups by name, then challenged Democrats to condemn Antifa, which has been involved in some of the violence that has accompanied many Black Lives Matter demonstrations nationwide.

Hirono claimed that Black Lives Matter was standing for freedom of speech, and accused Cruz of not listening to her. “We should all join hands in denouncing. Whatever words you want to use about violent extremism of all stripes, and I think we can all agree on that.”

She concluded: “I hope this is the end of this hearing, Mr. Chairman, and that we don’t have to listen to any more of your rhetorical speeches. Thank you very much. I’m leaving.”

As she left, Cruz replied: “Well, I appreciate the — as always — kind and uplifting words of Senator Hirono, and I would also note that throughout her remarks she still did not say a negative word about Antifa, nor has any Democrat here.”

Hirono turned to respond, and Cruz said: “You’re welcome to say something negative about Antifa, right now.”

She replied: “I think that I’ve covered the subject quite well.”

Others present at the hearing included Post Millenial journalist Andy Ngô, who talked about the violence of Antifa and its anti-American ideology; and George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley, who talked about the left’s suppression of political dissent.

“If you go to campuses today, you will find more advocates for limiting speech than protecting it,” Turley said.

Then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did issue a statement condemning Antifa in 2017.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I do not know if it was just politics that made Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) walk out of the hearing or if she is really dedicated to the concept of BLM and/or Antifa. I do not know about any of the other Democrats on the committee as well. If it was just politics as usual that caused her to walk out, so what! We know that she has a very radical attitude and reputation as a senator. No big deal. Such antics are to be expected. If, on the other hand, she (and her fellow Democratic committee members) truly support Antifa and BLM (as an philosophical/political concept), they have no business being in the Senate. As political philosophies, both Antifa and BLM are a detriment to this country. Violence is NEVER a way to solve problems.

    • Mike – your overall sentiment is good. But “just politics as usual” is a large part of why we are in a lot of the political mess we are in. The antics of CONgress critters would get them fired from normal jobs – and yet we are not seeing any sanctions taken against them for such outlandish behavior. IOW they get away with such posturing because they are not being held accountable.
      BTW – violence has indeed been an effective way to solve problems – not the best obviously. Just ask the Carthaginians oh wait you can’t………………..

  2. It is fitting that these people who post that they are making money working for companies who already have been revealed to conduct illegal activities denying others of their rights. They are denying and ignoring the rules of this site, so it is fitting, as I said, that they work for a company which also ignores the rights of others.

  3. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), just one of too many in congress who defend, support ,encourage and approve of open in the sun light corrupting of our government and from what we say which put the chief corrupter in charge of the House and what is going on in democratic primaries are enthusiastically out in the open delegitimizing of our November election. It is like the police guidelines that were provided to give the criminal anything they ask for, but here in the election it is give the openly revealing themselves as criminals the country.

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