Speaking in front of the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray reconfirmed Antifa is a dangerous ideology fueling riots across the country and that agents are conducting investigations into individuals affiliated with the movement.
"Antifa is a real thing. It's not a group or an organization. It's a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it and we have quite a number, and I've said this quite consistently since my first time appearing before this committee, we have any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists and some of those individuals self-identify with Antifa," Wray said.
Director Christopher Wray testified before the House Homeland Security Committee this morning at a hearing about worldwide threats to the United States. Read his statement for the record at https://t.co/aiEHDykVpt.— FBI (@FBI) September 17, 2020
Attorney General Bill Barr has also confirmed the investigations.
"People are pouring through all of the video trying to identify people to hold people accountable," Barr said during a recent interview with Townhall. "I think Antifa and Antifa like groups are at the center of it."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler claimed in July, when riots were raging, that Antifa is a "myth" made up by Republicans.
After months of unrest by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is finally getting the memo.
Speaker Pelosi: "We support peaceful demonstrations. We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting. They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness." pic.twitter.com/Xq89RLR70f— The Hill (@thehill) September 17, 2020