Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, who is the DNC Deputy Chairman, posted with an ANTIFA handbook last night. He also used it as a warning to President Trump.
Antifa was responsible for a number of attacks and riots after President Trump took office. They also have shut down free speech events on college campuses and harassed Trump supporters at rallies. The FBI has warned against the ‘Antifa ideology’ and has indicated a number of people who associate with said ideology are under active investigation:
“Federal domestic terrorism investigators are probing ‘a number of’ people animated by ‘kind of an Antifa ideology,’ FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Thursday.
“’We do have a very active domestic terrorism program,’ Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee. ‘And while we’re not investigating Antifa as Antifa — that’s an ideology and we don’t investigate ideologies — we are investigating a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology.’”
Ellison tweeted out the picture with the message, “At @MoonPalaceBooks and I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 3, 2018
And people on Twitter are not happy:
A terrorist manual should concern the president. Especially in the hands of a member of Congress.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 4, 2018
So you support fascism? Because antifa is nothing more than fascism disguised as anti-fascism. Why don't you just say you hate the Constitution and individual civil liberties such as "dissenting" free speech? You might as well be dressed in an SS uniform.
— Bobby Guajardo (@guajardo_bobby) January 3, 2018
Be careful with ANTIFA Keith. They advocate violence.
— Hunter Shawley (@Hunter_Shawley) January 3, 2018
Oh dude. Take that picture down
— deb lavoy (@deb_lavoy) January 3, 2018
Thank you Comrade Ellison for holding a book from a group that supports communism.
— Jerry Wuchte (@jerrywuchte) January 3, 2018
I don't think it wise for dems to affilate themselves with domestic terrorists….oh wait,nevermind go ahead Keith.
— Sharon Eckman (@SharonEckman2) January 4, 2018
Trump isn’t scared of antifa. He needs them. There are, however, plenty of people in America who are scared of antifa. And you just reinforced their belief that they are the Democratic Party’s paramilitary organization. Way to go.
— Carl Kitc➡️en🏳️🌈 (@carlboros) January 4, 2018
So basically this tweet by @keithellison means that a member of Congress supports the violence and criminal acts of a terrorist organization
— Syn (@Syn_F) January 4, 2018