Democrat Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi released a statement Tuesday condemning Antifa violence in Berkeley.
In the statement, Pelosi said, “Our democracy has no room for inciting violence of endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.
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Pelosi released this statement after she was harshly criticized for her silence following the shocking violence that took place in Berkeley over the weekend by masked Antifa terrorists.
Paul Ryan has yet to condemn Antifa. Paul Ryan came out to disavow and condemn white supremacists and Nazi’s and attacked Trump for his reaction to the Charlottesville violence, yet crickets over Antifa terrorists.
Fox News reported:
But in the wake of the violence, many Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have yet to condemn Antifa by name.
“Leader Pelosi has always emphasized the importance of ‘peaceful’ in the right to peaceful protest,” a spokesperson for Pelosi, D-Calif., told Fox News when asked Tuesday about the Antifa violence.
Pelosi was not so reserved when she was warning about the potential for chaos in the run-up to a planned Patriot Prayer rally on Saturday. She had repeatedly slammed the National Park Service as “misguided” for allowing the rally, saying she had “grave concerns” about the “public safety hazard” NPS would create by “permitting a white supremacist rally” in the middle of Crissy Field in San Francisco.