On Tuesday, The Hill reported that the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” would impose a 15-year prison term for those engaging in the type of acts associated with the domestic terror group.
According to The Hill:
Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” would be subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison.
The bill was introduced in the House last month but received renewed attention on Tuesday after alt-right personality Mike Cernovich encouraged his followers to call their representatives and “let them know what you think” about the legislation”
Note: the full bill is embedded below.
Call the United States Capitol switchboard
– (202) 224-3121
Let them know what you think about the Unmasking Antifa Act, which would hold far left wing terrorist groups to the same standards as the KKK and other groups.
– Call (202) 224-3121 https://t.co/Qq8FIMw8NN
— Mike Cernovich ???????? (@Cernovich) July 10, 2018
The bill also says that anyone wearing a mask or disguise while destroying property can be sentenced to two years in prison.
The Hill further said the measure was introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., and is co-sponsored by Reps. Pete King, R-N.Y., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Ted Budd, R-N.C.
As we and others reported, Antifa activists have repeatedly engaged in violent acts against supporters of President Trump, calling them “Nazis.”
Last October, it was reported that the FBI has evidence that Antifa members may have colluded with ISIS and al-Qaeda.
The New Jersey Homeland Security Department has also labeled Antifa a domestic terror organization and the Department of Homeland Security has classified Antifa activities as “domestic terrorist violence.”
The bill is currently sitting in the House Judiciary Committee.