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U.S. Civil Rights Commission Refuses to Condemn Antifa Violence

The ongoing clash between violent neo-Nazis and violent Antifa groups was inevitably going to turn fatal at some point. Following Charlottesville, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigated what happened -- but outrageously decided that only one violent group deserved blame.

From The College Fix:

And this “fact-finding” federal agency authorized by Congress just declined to find the fact that left-wing protesters were responsible for some of the violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville earlier this month.

The six Democrat-appointed members of the commission, including Chair Lhamon, voted as a bloc against a one-sentence addition to the commission’s unanimous statement that denounced the “white supremacy and religious intolerance” that turned violent in Charlottesville.

That sentence was offered by one of two Republican-appointed members, University of San Diego Law Prof. Gail Heriot (below), who was advocated to replace Lhamon at OCR by hundreds of mostly academics. Her fellow Republican appointee Peter Kirsanow, a practicing lawyer, seconded the motion. The sentence reads:

Though we support peaceful protest and note that most of the counter-demonstrators were peaceful, we condemn violence by anyone, including violence by so-called Antifa demonstrators.


Heriot and Kirsanow said their violence-condoning colleagues excused Antifa thugs by denying reporter Stolberg’s account and saying some left-wing activists “got carried away” with the morality of their cause.

They got carried away? Seriously?

Antifa exists to use violence as a means to create political change.

They think nothing of destroying property to keep someone from saying things they don't like. They use threats of violence to prevent speech they don't like. They got "carried away"?

Of course, considering the brains behind this, I shouldn't be surprised. Catherine Lhamon used to head the Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Education. You know, the people behind the current use of Title IX to railroad male students out of school without due process.

With Lhamon at the helm, someone who expressly directed colleges to violate civil rights, is it any wonder they view a group like Antifa favorably?