Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, along with 49 other Republican members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him and his Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation to find out who are the main groups and individuals that are “funding, organizing, inciting and participating” in the engineered riots occurring all across the country.
“We write to share our deep concerns regarding the ongoing violence that has gripped American cities and threatened the rule of law across our nation,” wrote the congressmen.
Buck said that Antifa and the many left-wing anarchist groups affiliated with the violent organization have been largely responsible for the “barrage of totalitarian attacks” on the country. Buck lists down several examples, including the massive destruction of private property, including buildings and small businesses, in many major cities, the hijacking of peaceful rallies and protests, organizing armed mobs and even attacking a sitting U.S. Senator.
It is clear that these individuals are well-funded and supported by a national network of left-wing activists committed to perpetrating violence and furthering anarchy in our streets. As such, we urge you to immediately open an investigation to identify and prosecute all individuals and groups responsible for funding and organizing these terroristic acts that are wreaking havoc on our nation.
The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) August 30, 2020
Buck further laments on how Antifa continues to infiltrate peaceful protests and agitating the demonstrators into starting and participating in violent riots. He also mentions the fateful incident in Portland, when one Antifa rioter, Michael Forest Reinoehl, shot and killed Aaron Jay Danielson, a Trump supporter and a member of the conservative activist group Patriot Prayer.
Buck went on to describe how the riots in Portland and other cities reveal that Antifa and their other left-wing allies are fighting hard to destabilize American society. They do this by targeting federal buildings and weakening the ability of law enforcement agencies to protect life and private property. The congressman also points out how Antifa have gotten better equipment as the demonstrations went on, with many now sporting “military grade helmets, gas masks, protective vests,” using more sophisticated weaponry like fireworks and becoming more organized and disciplined in their tactics.
Buck argues that this increasing level of sophistication and discipline shows that Antifa are gearing up to go to war with America, and that this kind of rampant violence being perpetrated in cities across the country cannot continue.
Antifa and their allies in the Black Lives Matter movement are the main conspirators in this engineered wave of rioting and civil unrest sweeping the nation. Learn more by listening to this episode of the Health Ranger Report, a podcast by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, as he talks about Black Lives Matter is not a racial equality organization, but a movement rooted in Black supremacy and anti-White bigotry, racism and genocide.
DOJ working to indict leaders of Antifa, BLM
The congressional request for the DOJ to conduct an investigation on the rioting comes just days after the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said that Barr was working on prosecuting the leaders of not just Antifa but Black Lives Matter as well. (Related: Cotton, Loeffler introduce trio of Senate bills to crack down on rioters.)
Wolf mentioned this during an appearance on Fox News with Tucker Carlson on August 31.
“Why haven’t we seen the leaders of Antifa and Black Lives Matter arrested and charged with conspiracy under, say, RICO, like the heads of Mafia families were?” asked Carlson.
“This is something I talk to the AG personally about,” replied Wolf. “And I know that they are working on it.”
During his appearance, Wolf also pointed out how, of the around 300 arrests federal law enforcement have made for criminal protesting and rioting, around a third of them happened in Portland. Wolf also said that the DHS and the DOJ know for a fact that Antifa and Black Lives Matter agitators from Portland are being flown to other parts of the country in order to organize, start and participate in riots.
Federal authorities leading the investigation asserted that their operation is intended to target only “coordinated, criminal activity … and violence related to riots, destruction of federal property and violence against law enforcement officers.”
While Wolf was not able to divulge any more information due to it being an ongoing investigation, he was able to say that the DOJ has charged around 75 individuals in Portland with different federal crimes, and that they are focusing their resources on uncovering the leading organizers of Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the main financiers who are backing the domestic terrorist organizations’ efforts to move agents across the country to participate in various riots and anti-police actions.
In a different occasion, Wolf talked about how the cause of all the violence perpetrated by Antifa and BLM is local and state officials not taking the threat of left-wing extremism seriously from the beginning.
Learn more about what the federal government is trying to do in order to fight back against the violence perpetrated by left-wing mobs in cities like Portland and Kenosha at Rioting.news.