Antifa is the de facto militant wing of Democrats, said Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson on Monday’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Carlson made his comments during an interview with Joey Gibson, founder of “Patriot Prayer” and a self-described advocate for free speech and expression.
"This is a political militia that is doing the bidding, in effect, of Nancy Pelosi and Governor Jerry Brown and the mayor of Berkeley and all these supposedly mainstream Democratic politicians, and this is a militia hurting American citizens for saying what they think," said Carlson.
Gibson was present during Sunday’s unrest in Berkeley, CA, with so-called "anti-fascist" Antifa leftists assaulting him. He observed that law enforcement did little to maintain law and order, speculating that their conduct was restricted by local and state Democrats.
"We talked to quite a few police officers," said Gibson. "Most police officers, they join the force because they wanna help people out in these situations, and unfortunately there’s people higher up who are not allowing them to do it. Trust me, they didn’t want to stand around and just watch. We have mayors all over California and in this country that are using the police forces for their own political game."
"How long are you going to stay silent on Antifa?" Gibson asked Democratics, specifically calling out Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein.
Watch Carlson's remarks below.
For years, local law enforcement controlled by Democrat-dominated city councils are often seen doing little to maintain law and order during leftist-driven political riots.
In 2015, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, then Democrat mayor of Baltimore, revealed that her instructions to law enforcement during local riots involved giving Black Lives Matter agitators "space" in order "to destroy." Watch her comments below.
News media outlets such as CNN and MSNBC regularly refuse to link Antifa to Democrats, despite regularly drawing non-existent linkages between white racial nationalists, Republicans, and the broader right.
Democrat politicians are essentially never asked by news media outlets such as CNN and MSNBC to denounce Antifa or associated neo-Marxist agitation groups.
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