CRUZ: "You're welcome to say something negative about Antifa right now."
HIRONO: "I think that I've covered the subject quite well"
CRUZ: "She declined to speak so that is the position of the Democratic Party" pic.twitter.com/OI26xu8UHb
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 4, 2020
FoxNews.com reports that
Tensions flared at a Senate hearing on Antifa when a top Democrat walked out of the room declaring she couldn’t sit through Sen. Ted Cruz’s rhetorical speeches any longer.
The dustup occurred when Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning Antifa more directly for the violence and destruction that has taken hold in certain U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
But Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said Cruz just wasn’t listening during the more than three-hour hearing when Democrats said violence is not acceptable.
“Sometimes I don’t think you listen,” Hirono told Cruz at the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing as he finished up with a nearly 10-minute speech. “So, how many times have I had to say that we all should be denouncing violent extremists of every stripe.”
“Does that include Antifa?” said Cruz, who was chairing the hearing.
“I have the time,” Hirono shot back.
“…I hope this is the end of this hearing, Mr. Chairman, and that we don’t have to listen to any more of your rhetorical speeches,” Hirono concluded. “Thank you very much. I’m leaving.”
Hirono then packed up to leave the hearing before Cruz adjourned it.
“Well I appreciate the, as always, kind of uplifting words of Senator Hirono,” Cruz said. “And I would also note that throughout her remarks she still did not say a negative word about Antifa nor has any Democrat here.”
He urged her again to denounce the leftist extremist group. “You’re welcome to say something negative about Antifa right now,” Cruz said to his departing colleague.
Hirono, who had stood up and walked away from the microphone, responded to Cruz with something inaudible before heading out of the room.
“Okay, she declined to speak so that is the position of the Democratic Party,” Cruz said.
It was a tense ending to a hearing that kicked off Tuesday afternoon with Democrats and Republicans disagreeing on what the hearing should even be about.
The hearing Tuesday titled “The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence” revealed deep divisions in how Republicans and Democrats view the sustained protests that have gripped the nation since Floyd’s death while in police custody.
Cruz focused on rioters and anti-government activists that have “hijacked” peaceful protests and unleashed harm and violence in certain cities, like Portland. He kicked off the hearing by playing a video contrasting the protests from Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and the March for Life with the recent riots, the chaos it has caused, and the Democratic response to it.
“Their actions are profoundly racist,” Cruz said. “The rioters …. destroy minority communities, minority businesses and minority lives across this country. This shouldn’t be complicated: peaceful protests must be protected. Riots must be stopped.”
Meanwhile, Democrats focused on the prevalence of white nationalist extremist groups and the federal government’s sometimes aggressive tactics in places like Portland and Washington, D.C., in dispersing crowds that they view as largely peaceful.
Hirono played her own video at the start of the hearing video of what she says is violence against peaceful protesters and disproportionate force.
Hirono says Tuesday’s hearing should instead be called: “The right of the people peaceably to assemble without being beaten up by unidentifiable federal agents.”
“That would address an actual problem lawful protesters are facing and the rest of us are seeing in this country,” Hirono said.
There is none so blind as he or she who will not see.
What has been described by the Main Stream media as “loosely-connected anarchist groups” have staged coordinated protests in virtually every major city across America.
And yet, the Democrats refuse to condemn them.
Well, Senator Hirono, if you believe that the riots over the last several days all “just happened” to pop up at the same time in every major and some minor cities in America caused by a bunch of bussed-in young punks dressed in all black with black masks on then I have two bridges over the Mississippi River at Memphis to sell you.
Antifa follows the teaching of Saul Alinsky and Adolph Hitler, and picks a target, in this case, the perceived “murder” of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Policeman, as an excuse for their “Revolution”, in an attempt to “get what’s coming to them”.
Like Hitler did his followers, the Leaders of these “Revolutionaries”, like Former Weather Underground member “Bomber” Bill Ayers, founder of RefuseFascism.org are promising prosperity to all who follow them.
And, like these type of movements, there seems to be an endless supply of “Useful Idiots”.
Of course, the irony is, they are being funded by “Secret Power Brokers”, including the Puppet Master himself, George Soros.
The problem that these “Revolutionaries” are facing is the fact that they remain in the minority.
The majority of Americans disagree with them.
Otherwise, Hillary Clinton would have won the Presidency.
If you try to talk to a Liberal about this New Fascism, they will deny that there is any fascism going on at all. In fact, they will tell you that this is “the will of the people” and “White Supremacists” are responsible for the riots.
They have no “home training”, either.
These “spoiled brats”, like the Former Imperious President whom they worshipped as a living deity, do not care about the “Will of the People”, but, rather, they are intent on implementing and enforcing their Far Left Political Ideology, resulting in a “Tyranny of the Minority”, which we are seeing play out, as they attempt to bully and strike fear into average Americans, in order to regain the perceived power which they had under Obama’s failed presidency, while they collected their “FREE STUFF” bestowed upon them by the “benevolent masters” of the Democrat Party.
These protesters, in their immature, ego-driven rage, do not comprehend our nation’s Constitution, which they firmly believe is an antiquated “Dead ” document, with no more worth than a normal everyday piece of paper.
That Sacred Document, our United States Constitution, gives each of us the right, including the average Americans who live between the coasts and who elected President Trump, to speak our minds and be heard.
It gives those protesters that right, too…but, not at the expense of others, or damaging property like the fascist communists of Lenin’s Revolution, whom they are seeking to emulate through their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States of America.
Their actions are far from noble. They are the actions taken by miserable little cowards who simply cannot accept that the majority of Americans do not believe the way that they do.
That is called “INTOLERANCE”.
It is also called FASCISM.
And, evidently the Democrats support them.
Senator Cruz should be commended for showing the nation that the Democrats support a bunch of violent anarchistic punks.
Remember that on November 3rd when you go to vote
Until He Comes,