Attorney General William Barr is concerned that Antifa-led violence will grow and spread across the country if state officials allow riots to continue rocking their cities.
During a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Barr pushed back on New York Rep. Jerry Nadler’s claim that violence in Portland by the extremist group is “a myth.”
“I don’t think it’s a myth,” Barr said, adding the violent far-left radical group was “heavily represented in the recent riots.”
“It’s a national organization that moves nationally. They tend to get organized for an event and there’s a lot of organization right before an event occurs, but we see a lot of the organization during the mob violence,” he told lawmakers.
“We are concerned about this problem metastasizing around the country,” he said.
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