Here’s one more significant clip from Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the danger of Antifa.
George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley gave testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Aug. 4, 2020. But unlike Andy Ngo, who focused on the threat to public safety, Turley looked at a hidden danger.
Turley laid out exactly why Antifa is a grave threat to free speech and thus to the fundamental rights we have as Americans. He also tied Antifa to the Soviet-style restrictions on speech that prevail in academia.
“Many of us on campuses have been dealing with Antifa for years, and Antifa is winning,” he warned the committee. “I’ve been teaching for 30 years; I have never seen the level of fear and intimidation on campuses that we see today.”
He also issued a warning to the Democrat senators on the panel who appeared to be making excuses for Antifa.
“For people that think Antifa and groups like it can be allies, they don’t know antifa. Those of us that have been teaching on campuses can tell you about these groups,” he said. “I’m watching my profession, the teaching profession, die with free speech.”
Ted Cruz deserves credit for holding this hearing and for calling out Democrats for their tacit support of Antifa.
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