Keith Ellison’s Son, a Minneapolis Council Member, Pledges Support for Antifa

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Minneapolis Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, “officially” declared his support for Antifa Sunday.

Ellison’s declaration of support for the extremist group came in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would be declaring Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.

“The United States of America will be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization,” the president wrote on Twitter Sunday.

Responding the to the tweet, Ellison claimed that “white power terrorists” were the ones responsible for bringing anarchy to his city.

“I hereby declare, officially, my support for Antifa,” said Ellison. “Unless someone can prove to me Antifa is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorists [that] are actually attacking us.”

The senior Ellison photographed himself in 2018 holding a book called “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” and said it would “strike fear in the heart of Donald Trump.” He eventually deleted the post from his social media and addressed the matter during a Sunday press conference.

“It means nothing. I was at a book store and I saw a book. It means nothing. It’s just complete diversion and it’s nothing,” said the attorney general.

Ellison then addressed his son’s comments during an interview with CNN Monday morning.

“I think that was a comment about the absurdity of the president’s comment more than anything else,” he said. “We don’t see what the president’s talking about. I don’t think the president sees what he’s talking about.”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that the regional Joint Terrorism Task Forces of the FBI have been directed to locate and apprehend Antifa leaders.

“Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law,” Barr said in a statement. “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of The Minnesota Sun and The Ohio Star. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Jeremiah Ellison” by Jeremiah Ellison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Thoughts to “Keith Ellison’s Son, a Minneapolis Council Member, Pledges Support for Antifa”

  1. Mark Lynn

    How do these stupid people keep getting into public office?

    1. Anne

      You got me! But it happens more often than not! Pitiful………….😪

    2. Shenkal Mcdoo

      Because all the decent people go to work all day then come home to be with their families. They are preoccupied with the responsibilities of being good husband’s/wives and father’s/mother’s. I’ve considered it more than a few times and I keep coming back to the conclusion that on order to do it, I would have to be away from my family and risk loosing the job that keeps food on my family’s table. At least until I was elected. But that could take a very long time and there’s no guarantee of being elected, or even supported.

  2. Bill

    Now there’s an intelligent looking person….

  3. CCW

    He is part of the cadre that participated in dumping 100,000 Somalis into Henepin county and inviting another 100,000 Somalis from surrounding areas to come live with them. Why would you want to do that? Could it be that after Antifa comes Sharia Law?

  4. Karen Bracken

    Yeah beating your girlfriend was nothing either. You are a disgrace and the people of your state should be ashamed to elect a person like you.

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