Nancy Pelosi Finally Condemns Antifa

What took her so long?

On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi broke her silence on the Antifa terrorists and finally condemned the violent organization via public statement:

“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.”

The bigger question is: What took her so long? Antifa was active all during the 2016 election and has been systematically attacking the First Amendment on college campuses and leaving destruction and injury in its wake. It has targeted Berkeley before. What makes this time so special for Pelosi to finally announce she’s had enough?

Not that we believe her, anyway. Elections are next year, after all, and Democrats really think they have a chance.

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