Congressional Democrats, including former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, have used the tragic Capitol riot to label the entire Republican Party as a bunch of “white supremacists” and “Right-Wing Extremists” who have nothing constructive to contribute to society but their “racist” ideology.
Yes, the individuals that stormed the Capitol on January 6th were a criminal element that supported President Donald Trump, with most of them probably having been affiliated with the Republican Party.
Trump Republicans have also been called conspiracy theorists, or nutjobs, for spewing widely debunked and crazy conspiracies that have even been propagated by a few GOP members of Congress like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
But while there are conspiracy theorists within the Republican Party, the same can be said for members of the Democratic Party like Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, who also peddle in conspiracies.
Mucarsel-Powell is one of many Democrats who do not believe the criminal ANTIFA element exists and recently told The Floridian that when she was a member of Congress, FBI Director Christopher Wray told her and other members that ANTIFA didn’t exist.
“We had a hearing with FBI director Wray and he confirmed no ANTIFA and biggest threat is white supremacy,” said Mucarsel-Powell.
The former congresswoman didn't say where and when the meeting was held, but according to Director Wray's testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, Wray did acknowledge ANTIFA.
"We have seen folks who subscribe or identify with the Antifa movement, who coalesce regionally into small groups or nodes and they are certainly organized at that level," said Wray.
But while Mucarsel-Powell and many Democrats do not believe ANTIFA exists, it does, and top Democrats have finally come out and acknowledged the existence of the violent and criminal movement.
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”
"We have to make sure we do not allow ourselves to play the other person’s game,” Clyburn said about violence attributed to ANTIFA at Black Lives Matter protests. “Peaceful protest is our game. Violence is their game. Purposeful protest is our game. This looting and rioting, that's their game. We cannot allow ourselves to play their game."
President Joe Biden has even come out to condemn ANTIFA.
“Do you condemn Antifa?” former Vice President Joe Biden said in an NBC interview, “Yes I do—violence no matter who it is.”
❌ Marco Rubio’s Spanish is terrible
❌ Marco Rubio doesn’t understand the constitution
❌ Marco Rubio supports Trump’s attempted coup #RetireRubio
— Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (@DebbieforFL) February 1, 2021