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Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has issued a statement after the violent protests at Berkeley over the weekend. Pelosi states:
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or 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.
“In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech. Non-violence is fundamental to that right. Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.”
Pelosi appears to be one of the only Democrats to publicly condemn the violence committed by AntiFa while most officials and the mainstream media remain silent. Whether or not this is a ploy for re-election remains irrelevant as AntiFa should be condemned by anyone who supports freedom of speech, thought, and expression.
Click this link to read the entirety of Pelosi’s statement.