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Republican Congressman Defends Antifa Tweet

Republican Congressman Defends Antifa Tweet


Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett told The Daily Caller Wednesday that he meant to go after violent leftist antifa activists in a Tuesday tweet in which he adopted the protesters’ moniker.

“I’m ANTI-FAscism! That makes me #ANTIFA! If you are too, like and retweet, if not, maybe you’re pro-fascism. We are the 99%!” Garett tweeted.

Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett
Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett



Antifa activists frequently show up in black-clad attire to right wing events and wreck havoc. This past weekend in Berkeley, two people were hospitalized after violence broke out when antifa protesters targeted an anti-Marxist rally. Antifa groups are also labeled as domestic terrorist “anarchist extremists” by New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security.

Rep. Garrett, who is in his first term, told The Daily Caller, “It’s amazing to me that it’s difficult for people to comprehend something that is said to make a larger point, which is if you change brown-shirts to black masks you have yourself a fascist.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Protesters clash with a supporter of President Donald Trump in McPherson Square Park following the inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Protesters clash with a supporter of President Donald Trump in McPherson Square Park following the inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Indeed, Garett’s tweet was taken literally by conservatives. National security expert Jim Hanson tweeted, “What on Earth is wrong with you? As a US Congressman, you just claimed membership in a [domestic terror] group Get some rest.”

While conservative documentary maker Dinesh D’Souza tweeted, “From a Republican! This shows how deeply the big lie pervades the culture.”

Rep. Garett told TheDC that his tweet meant to point out that the antifa protesters have “attempted to co-opt the lexicon knowing that no one will challenge them.”

“The implied sort of statement behind them saying they are anti-fascist is that the people they are opposed to are fascist. Which is so ridiculous on its face that somebody had to take a needle and poke that balloon,” the Virginia congressman said. “No one had the courage to say that the ones who say they are anti fascist are fascists.”

Antifa activists aren’t necessarily fascists but aim to make America “ungovernable” and promote communism.

The denunciations of antifa have been slow, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi denounced the group by name Tuesday night. “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted,” Pelosi said in a statement.


  1. Says Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett in a
    “I’m ANTI-FAscism! That makes me #ANTIFA!:…We are the 99%!””

    By identifying himself with the Obama-Soros 99% movement, there is no mistake of Representative Tom Garrett’s SUPPORT of almost a decade of domestic terrorism via Obama and Soros. Uh huh.

    “Whoever solicits or receives ‘any’ thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.” — 18 USC Chapter 11 Section 211

    Any Quid Pro Quo that we should be aware of Garrett?

    Representative Tom Garrett sides with ANTIFA, which ANTIFA itself in practice and by their vocal content at rallies (and by employment to Soros) quite clearly follows the aims of the Sorosian Open Society Institute aims given in 2006, Representative Garrett disavows his oath of office and instead follows an alien and subversive allegiance AGAINST the Republic of the United States of America, to instead pablum repeat his new allegiance to which he wants a George Soros Open Society replacement model:
    “Open-society advocates would reinterpret the U.S. Constitution to better suit the “age of fallibility,” which no longer recognizes unalienable rights or divine providence. The Soros open-society concept requires that the United States be removed as a superpower and that the American people be subjected to the will and wants of all the world’s people.
    …Open-society, open-borders advocates seek to vilify the United States as a war-mongering, empire-building, brutish abuser of the world’s impoverished nations. The United States thus is worthy of internal and external contempt and global defeats as part of the nation’s deconstruction.”

    In effect, anyone who wants a REPUBLIC WITH NATIONAL BORDERS OF ANY KIND is to Garrett, and Soros, and ANTIFA to be labeled a Fascist and attacked, with a demand that for THEM there be NO legal consequences. Hold a poster in quiet response or wave an American Flag, and you are “supposed” to be prey for them. A forever turn the tables moment is coming soon.

    But that aside, let us look at it another way, which is the Golden rule test.

    If Garrett’s idea of ANTIFA free speech to others applied to him, he would have NO patience and whine about HIS rights…but screw any victim of ANTIFA, (isn’t that right Representative {aka. chicken shit} Garrett)? Damn right, it is. So let me prove the point by use of the hypothetical golden rule application BACK upon Representative Chickenshit…excuse me, Representative (for now) Garrett.

    I guess, hypothetically, Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett considers that if he is hit in the face with a urine filled water balloon, or has dog feces thrown on him, or is spit on and swarmed into a submissive sitting position as dozen spit and smile and film him cowering, then it is NOT assault and battery and he wouldn’t be pressing charges?

    I guess, hypothetically, Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett who claims to be ANTIFA with ANTIFA doesn’t mind if you kick and beat and vandalize and firebomb his car and call him a hater and a Fascist without cause, because that is what ANTIFA is all about? I really seriously doubt he could happily give up his own car for the cause. His wife’s car or someone else in his family? Hey…hypothetically…NO PROBLEM!

    I guess, like ANTIFA, who in Southern California had to hold a protest rally to demand back pay from skin-flint trouble-maker George Soros for services of agitation propaganda rendered
    Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett also by his alliance tweet is giving a all of us a de jure Freudian slip from his unconscious (which his id had so put to sleep once present morality), that it is trying to atone for himself and confess to us that he indeed is on the George Soros payroll as a sellout and useful idiot NOT deserving to be serving in Congress? Is that it Garrett? Uh huh. The wonderful world of Garrett’s id. Which makes him a new citizen, a without borders fellow citizen with Soros citizen IDiot.

    I guess, hypothetically, if someone just walks up and pepper sprays Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett in the face with 10% O.C. or punches him in the face and breaks his nose, or his jaw, he would have NO problem with that be a legitimate form of political expression because he is SO compassionate and understanding a do unto him as he would have ANTIFA do unto others legal position now?

    How about calling it a load of kolicha shista. That whiny hypocrite would be running to the police and local media for the biggest effeminate hissy fit sympathy rally he could get it anyone even dared even shove him off his feet just like he wants ANTIFA to do to the weaker ones among us, and as ANTIFA thugs puff themselves up with one another later and laugh about it.

    This entire response should be read nationally and internationally on radio – television -internet, and in finality, and pragmatically in the non-hypothetical reality, Republican Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett should be CENSURED by the body politic to which he belongs, and made an example of in THAT way.

  2. Jim Hanson is a perfect example of what’s wrong with America. He doesn’t seem to know the difference between anti and pro.
    Good grief, get the man a drink and tell him to cool his jets.

  3. How could the good people of the state of Virginia vote for this imbecile, or is he sitting on top of the fence, the plight of a Republican in a liberal stronghold.

  4. So Representative Garrett is perfectly happy to “throw his hat in the ring” and support a group of blatant criminals and domestic terrorists that have made a complete mess of the beautiful state of Virginia?

    I assumed that support for such terrorism was illegal under the co-called Patriot Act.
    The choice is clear, either Rep. Garrett is removed from office, or simply arrested, and thrown in jail.

    How can somebody who swore to uphold the law and the US Constitution give any support to group of mongrels who chant “no USA”, and seem to endeavor to bring down the US government?

    Rep. Garrett has NO integrity. Get rid of him!

  5. ______
    The insanity of the Left and the social engineers of the world has no limit !
    The movie “Gone With the Wind” has been declared racist !
    God help us from these insane people that make the rules !

    —- Theater stops showing ‘Gone With the Wind’ amid racism concerns. Fans are outraged
    —- Memphis cinema drops Gone With the Wind after complaints of racial insensitivity
    —- US critic: ‘undeniably racist’ Gone with the Wind should be banned from cinemas

  6. ____
    Why don’t Antifa and the Leftist mind to be $ponsored by a Nazi white supremacist like Soros and then pretend to argue against “fascists & Nazis” ? Contradiction ?
    And why do they cover their face with a veil like Burqa if they are acting lawfully ?

    1. I still wonder why George Soros, an admitted Nazi collaborator, has never EVER been prosecuted as a war criminal. An international tribunal pulled a 70-some year old man out of Cleveland in the late 1970s (John Demjanjuk) and prosecuted HIM as a war criminal, based solely on the testimony of a handful of Holocaust survivors who identified him as their overseer in one of the camps and some paperwork that didn’t include things such as fingerprints, which would have been 100% certain. Soros has admitted to earning money by “outing” Jews in hiding and their Christian / gentile helpers during WW II, without one trace of remorse or regret for his actions, but has never been held accountable by anyone.

      The losers of Antifa are willing to be paid by anyone to wreak havoc. It would be like giving a lollipop to a 3 year old as long as s/he throws a tantrum. Antifa participants should be shot on sight, pure and simple. A few dozen dead might persuade the rest of them that the $200 a day they’re getting really isn’t worth the risk.

  7. ______
    The media and the Leftist claim that the White-House is full of “Nazis” !
    How did it happen when Trump has just become president ?
    Trump is still making his team up, so if there are Nazis in there now you must be talking of Obama’s leftovers appointees in the last two terms (8 years). No one complained about the Nazi appointees Obama put in to this day and no Antifa or Leftist ever complained about the statues during the past 8 years of Obama’s Administration! Why ?
    Why the statues are a problem Now in coincidence with Trump becoming President and not during 8 years of Obama?
    The deep state wants to take Trump’s Presidency away from Trump and deny the election results to over 62 million US voters that express their democratic right to vote and The Deep State the Dems and a bunch of ignorant members of Antifa and Leftist want to reverse it in a fascist way !
    Are the Leftist in the US going to pull down Auschwitz too because reminds people that millions died there?
    Are the lefties going to pull down the Colosseum too because reminds people that thousands died there?
    Are the lefties going to pull down the the statue of Liberty and the American flag too because it reminds people that millions of white and black people died under it ?
    Are the lefties going to pull down the statue of Captain Cook and the Australian flag too because it reminds people that millions of white and aborigines died under it ?
    Are the lefties going to pull down the Eureka Stockade statue (Australia), the Australian flag and Ned Kelly statue too because it reminds people that millions of white and aborigines died under it ?
    Or Port Author for the same reason ? Or burn any history books that don’t report history the way Leftist want it ?
    Under Obama none of these issues from the Leftist ! Why Now ?
    Are the lefties going to pull down any American Indian’s statues too for the same reasons ?

    1. John, the LEFT is insane. They are unhinged. They, literally, want to destroy America. It’s analogous to flying on an airplane and hating the pilot so much that you would rather he died, have a heart attack, and cause the plane to crash—killing yourself and everyone else——rather than the pilot—-and yourself—-live. What person would not say that is hatred that qualifies as insanity? The slippery slope that you mention is endless, only resulting in sheer insanity, total lunacy. All these Black Muslims on the Left don’t seem to be bothered by the fact that their own Black ancestors sold them into slavery in the 15th, 16th, and 17th century. If the argument that any statue or monument or visual memory of any person who had slaves throughout history should be destroyed, then it should apply equally to ALL persons——so that would mean the deceased relatives of Blacks from Africa who sold their own into slavery in the 15th, 16th, and 17th century need to be castigated. Oh, and the prophet Mohammed, who was insane, by the way—-he heard voices, had slaves, had sex with slaves (his 4th wife caught him having sex with a slave), he had sex with children (first wife was 9 years old), he told his followers to behead people in front of their relatives—-then all Korans need to be burned and the religion should b banned from the planet. Oh, and these Black Muslims on the Left don’t seem to be bothered that their own so-called “prophet” Mohammed, sold Blacks into slavery from the late 600s A.C. until the 1800s. If we go simply by the insanity of the Left, then all pictures and statues of Mohammed should be burned, destroyed. If the argument that any statue or monument of any famous person who had slaves throughout history should be destroyed, then it should apply equally to ALL famous persons——so that would mean the prophet Mohammed needs to have all his pictures eradicated from the planet.

  8. ____
    If Obama after the financial crises did spent war money into the US economy instead…the US today would be out of the woods and we wouldn’t have fake groups like Antifa today !
    Antifa is a bio-product of Obama’s bad running of the US economy !
    —— Obama= War , lost money and Zero economy :
    …….. Countries bombed by the U.S. under the Obama administration
    —— Obama the War President
    —— After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

  9. _____
    It was under Obama that people’s living standards eroded away…while Obama was shipping jobs out of the US and giving them to the cheapest Globalist choice of country !
    The Democrats ran a fire-sale of the US industry’s jobs in 8 years of Obama…and now the same supporters that supported all that are now blaming Trump for it!
    Now Trump is for them “the excuse”..”the scapegoat” for the mess Obama the Democrats and the Media have created in 8 years of Obama globalist economics !!
    Stop whinging to the president for something you and only you helped create ! You (Antifa and company) wanted a free ride on the back of other Americans …and Obama made it a reality for you, but it was all on other US citizens taxes ..and not on a real economy!
    In 8 years of Obama we’ve had 8 wars !
    That’s what Obama’s legacy is today !
    He also got a peace price for starting 8 wars !

  10. Are the Liberals together with the Democrats going to remove America’s history for future generations to see?
    Who gave them the authority to remove America’s heritage ? ISIS did the same in Syria by blowing up statues of our Christian identity like in Palmyra! Do you see a similarity with what is happening in the US ?
    Are they going to remove Monuments of the colonizer Christopher Columbus & Amerigo Vespucci too ?
    read :
    Christopher Columbus
    “……..Historically, the English had downplayed Columbus and emphasized the role of the Venetian John Cabot as a pioneer explorer, but for the emerging United States, Cabot made for a poor national hero. Veneration of Columbus in America dates back to colonial times. The name Columbia for “America” first appeared in a 1738 weekly publication of the debates of the British Parliament. The use of Columbus as a founding figure of New World nations and the use of the word “Columbia”, or simply the name “Columbus”, spread rapidly after the American Revolution. Columbus’s name was given to the federal capital of the United States (District of Columbia), the capital cities of two U.S. states (Ohio and South Carolina), and the Columbia River. Outside the United States the name was used in 1819 for the Gran Colombia, a precursor of the modern Republic of Colombia. Numerous cities, towns, counties, streets, and plazas (called Plaza Colón or Plaza de Colón throughout Latin America and Spain) have been named after him. A candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church in 1866, celebration of Columbus’s legacy perhaps reached a zenith in 1892 with the 400th anniversary of his first arrival in the Americas. Monuments to Columbus like the Columbian Exposition in Chicago and Columbus Circle in New York City were erected throughout the United States and Latin America extolling him….
    …………In 1909, descendants of Columbus undertook to dismantle the Columbus family chapel in Spain and move it to Boalsburg near State College, Pennsylvania, where it may now be visited by the public. At the museum associated with the chapel, there are a number of Columbus relics worthy of note, including the armchair that the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” used at his chart table.Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo;?1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer.
    Born in the Republic of Genoa,[3] under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World..”
    —- Amerigo Vespucci gave America its name :
    “…………The scholar Amerigo Vespucci, who sailed to America in the years following Columbus’s first voyage, was the first to speculate that the land was not part of Asia but in fact constituted some wholly new continent previously unknown to Eurasians. His travel journals, published 1502–04, convinced German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller to reach the same conclusion, and in 1507—a year after Columbus’s death—Waldseemüller published a world map calling the new continent America from Vespucci’s Latinized name “Americus”. According to Paul Lunde, ……………”

  11. _____
    Why is it that under 8 years of Obama’s administration the Liberals had no problem with the statues …but now under Trump they have a sense of urgency in removing historic statues or monuments ? Who gives them the right to remove history for us to see ?
    Where were they in the last 8 years ? Where was the fake Media in the last 8 years ?
    Why didn’t the Media bring this problem up in the last 8 years under Obama’s watch ?
    Why is it a problem now and why are the Liberals demonstrating now and not in the previous 8 years ?
    An antifascist (antifa) activist based in Washington DC speaks out ahead of this Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    Antifa Says Fighting Alt-Right is “Defensive”
    (I saw Antifa “attacking” Alt-Right in last few days!)
    Again, No police can bee seen to control the crowds!

    1. John, the Democratic Party has, essentially, become the party of socialists and communists.

      David Horowitz (former Marxist from 1956 to 1975, then switched to Conservative in the 1980s; prior to switching to Conservative, Horowitz was close friends with Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party whom Horowitz later called a gangster, terrorist, intellectual, and media celebrity; Horowitz’ parents were hardcore U.S. Communist Party members who supported Stalin)
      Horowitz’ August 2017 speech: The Democratic Party is Now a Communist Party, Bernie Sanders has a Communist vision
      David Horowitz and Dave Rubin: Communism, Trump, and Leaving the Left (Full Interview)
      March 2017

    2. Oops, he let that truth slip!
      Obama in interview with George Stephanopoulos: “You are absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. Umm, my Christian faith.”
      Oops, let another one slip! Michelle Obama was born a man—Barack Obama lets it slip that his “wife” is “Michael” during a speech to the military.
      She was born Michael Lavaughn Robinson in Chicago on 1/17/64. In a speech that former President Barack Hussein Obama gave to military members, he referred to his “wife” as “Michael.” Oops, he let another truth slip! That is at 1 minute 10 seconds in the youtube video.
      Secret Service Admit Obama Is A Muslim
      Michelle Obama is a Man. Joan Rivers reveals this 1 month before she dies.
      Interviewer: “Do you think the U.S. will see the first gay president or the first woman president?”
      Joan Rivers: “We already have it with Obama. You know Michelle is a tran, a transgender. We all know this. It’s okay.”

    3. Obama’s legacy is being disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed. I suspect Obama (Organizing for Action group) and Soros’ Open Society Institute are allied with the Anti-FA groups. I will be watching to see if the Anti-FA group comes out on November 6 & 7, 2017 with some violent protest—-it will be the 100th anniversary of the Communist Bolshevik Revolution in Moscow which took place November 6 & 7, 1917.

  12. I support Trump all the way but, since his election the RNC has been deluging me with funding requests. It’s been like several times a month and I keep telling them that when they start working with the President instead of against him, I will give more. We need to starve the RNC until they realize, we are not f*cking around this time.

  13. The name “Anti-FA” is a paradox because they SAY they are anti-fascists, yet they actually are fascists which is evident by their violence, opposing free speech of anyone who opposes their agenda, and supporting groups such as RAM out of Philadelphia in which they call for stealing private property, wealth, tools, etc. from Whites and giving it to poor people, they call for violence against law enforcement, etc. This was what Hitler did. It is an old propaganda trick to call yourself what you are not, and to SAY you oppose that which you actually are in favor of, and to call your opponent what you actually ARE. Old, old propaganda trick. The Anti-Federalists did the same thing back in the late 18th century. Same old tired tricks.

  14. The First Amendment Rights Lawsuit on Facebook social Media that sets the precedent for the upholding of Free Speech-First Amendment Rights in the future!
    Net neutrality is protected by the freedom of speech of the First Amendment so if you built your business/platform on a public web www. like Facebook does then No Social media can insert their authority over it !
    It’s like if you built a business on public land you then can’t decide who uses that public land or what you sell on it against the existing laws !
    Read the test case Lawsuit victory for the First Amendment Rights Hawaii :
    ‘……After two years of litigation, a Honolulu Federal Court is ordering the Honolulu Police Department to pay $31K in attorneys fees to Second Amendment activists who sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed plaintiffs Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page. …..’
    —- http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/ID/12959/HPD-Ordered-to-Pay-31K-over-Censored-Facebook-Comments.aspx
    —- http://www.hawaiidefensefoundation.org/on-featured/police-fan-page-brings-amendment-lawsuit/
    —- http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-sheriff-facebook-lawsuit-karras-gore-comment-2014nov15-story.html
    —– From Hawaii Defense Foundation, August 21, 2012
    Today in the Federal District Court of Hawaii, the Hawaii Defense Foundation has filed a lawsuit for violations of the First Amendment. The Defendants in this case are the City and County of Honolulu and a Honolulu Police Officer, Capt. Andrew Lum.

    The complaint filed in the United States District Court by attorneys Richard Holcomb, Alan Beck, and Brian Brazier alleges that the Honolulu Police unlawfully administer their Facebook Fan page in violation of American citizen’s right to free speech. The complaint asserts that the Honolulu police arbitrarily moderate the page by deleting comments and banning users who post or make comments unfavorable to the department. The complaint further asserts that online speech is just as important as a citizen airing their grievance in a public park – just because the speech is virtual, doesn’t mean it is not protected.
    Also read :
    read from page 5 to 6 here :


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