Democrat Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s son came out in support of Antifa on Sunday, just after President Trump labeled it a “Terrorist Organization.”
The Democrat’s son, Jeremiah Ellison holds a position on the Minneapolis City Council, tweeted out his affinity for the terrorist group and said: “white power” is being the culprit in the violent rioting taking place across the country.
“I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA,” Ellison said. “Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!”
I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA
Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US! https://t.co/m6jxtDYmTi
— Jeremiah Ellison (@jeremiah4north) May 31, 2020
Antifa Riotors Intensify
The rioting – which has included looting, burning of businesses and destruction of property – comes on the heels of the death of George Floyd – who died while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.
On May 25, a video began circulating, showing a police officer, Derek Chauvin, with his knee pinning down Floyd. The officer was subsequently charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
It was announced that the office of Attorney General Ellison would be in charge of the case against Chauvin.
“We are going to bring to bear all the resources necessary to achieve justice in this case,” Ellison said.
Protests Turn Violent
Antifa is a leftist group that has been plaguing the United States for years and their unrest is only growing. The brutal demonstrators are known to travel around state from state and create chaos in forms of looting, vandalism and civil unrest.
Protest surrounding Floyd’s death originally started out peaceably; however, violent rioters soon took over the streets.
The president has taken a strong stance on calling out the Radical Left and Antifa in the midst of many top democrats placing blame on innocent parties.
“It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
However, even Democrats such as Keith Ellison haven’t been able to defend Antifa and other radical rioting groups adequately.
“We have evidence that outsiders have been present and, in some cases, have played a very negative role. But I’ve been talking with protesters and trying to get a sense of who some of these folks are and I’ve heard mixed things,” Ellison said. “Some of the negative stuff has come from people in Minnesota and some of it has come from people on the outside. What I’d say is we’ve got enough to handle on our own and that what we really need to do is refocus on justice for Mr. Floyd. And the negative behavior, looting, arson, does not help us achieve that goal,” Keith Ellison told Fox News Sunday.
Democrat Support for Antifa Grows
Like father like son. Keith Ellison tweeted a supportive message about Antifa in 2018.
This needs to be shared far and wide. This is our very own #MN Attorney General, @keithellison @AGEllison proudly promoting a group that is now destroying our state. This #MNDFL POS needs to be driven from office and driven from the state of #Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/HcjeYRTWpk
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) May 30, 2020
His Twitter post said that he found the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” at a book shop and said it would “strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
It’s an unfortunate time when Democrat politicians side in support of domestic terrorists. As Antifa continues to wreak havoc, President Trump has doubled down in an attempt to regain control of civility.