DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison Promotes Antifa Handbook on Twitter, Says It Will ‘Strike Fear’ Into Trump


Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, caused a stir on Twitter when he posed with a book promoting the violent “Antifa” movement.

In a post on Twitter Wednesday, Ellison said that he found the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” at a Minneapolis book shop and said it would “strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”


The book Ellison happily took a selfie posing with, Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray, seeks to defend and normalize the actions of Antifa — a loose-knit group that has been classified as domestic terrorists by the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security, the GP reports.

Members of Antifa believe that violence is justified when used against political foes or to send a message during protests. Many claim that violence against “fascists,” or anyone to the right of Karl Marx, is justified as self-defense from an imagined threat.


From rioting and causing over $500,000 in property damage to the area surrounding University of California at Berkeley to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking to bashing a stranger over the head with a bike lock for the crime of supporting our president, members of Antifa have become increasingly willing to use violence for political aims since the election.

“Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world,” Bray told Teen Vogue in October while promoting the violent movement.

Bray went onto defend the violence, arson, looting and general chaos caused by the anti-government actors while attempting to shut down right-wing speakers on college campuses by stating that “these kinds of events often serve as points of recruitment for far-right groups and help to embolden and mobilize students and community members who carry out their violence later on.”

“Why don’t you just say you hate the Constitution and individual civil liberties such as ‘dissenting’ free speech? You might as well be dressed in an SS uniform,” a Twitter user named Bobby Guajardo tweeted in response to Ellison.

At Bray’s recent speaking engagement to promote the book in Boston, a Trump supporter was violently assaulted by the far-left anarchists. He was attacked by a mob of seven to ten people and left hospitalized with multiple fractures in his face.




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