Rep. Jerrold Nadler declared Sunday it’s a “myth” that Antifa provocateurs are behind the ongoing violent protests in Portland, Oregon.
In a now-viral video posted on Twitter, writer-producer Austen Fletcher caught up with the House Judiciary Committee chairman on his way to his vehicle.
“I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland. His response? ‘THAT’S A MYTH,’” Mr. Fletcher said in a tweet along with the video.
“It is true,” Mr. Fletcher tells Mr. Nadler in the video. “There’s violence across the whole country. Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now? There’s riots—”
“That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Mr. Nadler responded.
“About Antifa in Portland?” Mr. Fletcher asked.
“Yes,” Mr. Nadler replied before a staffer nudged him to get into the vehicle.
“Sir, there’s videos everywhere online,” Mr. Fletcher continued. “There’s fires and riots, they’re throwing fireworks at federal officers. DHS is there. Look online. It gets crazy, Mr. Nadler.”
The New York Democrat was slammed for his response, which came as Portland entered its 60th day of riots since the death of George Floyd.
Portland is the home of Rose City Antifa, the oldest known so-called anti-fascist group in the country.
I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland.— Essential Fleccas 🇺🇸 (@fleccas) July 27, 2020
“THATS A MYTH” pic.twitter.com/veImyE2rju
This is the Democratic Party in 2020 https://t.co/5qQfI4BHU6— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) July 27, 2020
WTF… Nadler says Antifa in Portland is a myth…— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 27, 2020
He does realize that the internet and actual news organizations exist, right? https://t.co/VJDUnL4FlV
Portland is at war every night, but Rep Jerry Nadler says my video coverage of Antifa violence & vandalism is a “myth”@fleccas: “Meanwhile…they’re trying to burn down the courthouse”— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) July 27, 2020
Antifa is very real, & they are incredibly dangerous pic.twitter.com/NbSnoq9cZl
If there were riots and violence taking place at Tea-party protests, the MSM would furiously demand every GOP member denounce it. If they responded like Nadler, there would be an anti-GOP, media-led feeding frenzy. Nadler will get away with this, because the press is biased. https://t.co/azEZUVohyo— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 27, 2020
What’s happening in Portland is NOT “a peaceful protest” as the mainstream media claims. Antifa is trying to destroy what America stands for.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 27, 2020
And elected Democrats like Jerry Nadler are fine with letting it happen. https://t.co/fs4TBXAH6T
Jerry Nadler sees things that aren’t there, like “Russian collusion” but not a violent riot in front of his face. A journalist asked Nadler if he’d disavow the violence & riots in Portland. Nadler: “that’s a myth spreading only in Washington, DC.”— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 27, 2020
Jerry Nadler doesn’t want you to see this https://t.co/CoCnl724gF— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 27, 2020
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