Minnesota AG’s Son ‘Supports’ ANTIFA, DeBlasio Daughter Arrested
The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison took to Twitter on Sunday to “hereby declare” that he will officially support ANTIFA.
“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 terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!” Jeremiah Ellison wrote on Twitter.
His father was in damage-control mode on Monday and told CNN that the tweet from his son was more a comment on the absurdity of President Trump’s remarks that blamed anti-fascist ideology at these protests, the Hill reported.
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The fact that Ellison’s son would make such a comment raised questions about whether or not Ellison, who was tasked by the state to lead the case against Derek Chauvin, could be fair. Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder in the death of Floyd in police custody. The death sent shockwaves across the country and prompted Trump himself to call the video of Floyd’s arrest “horrible.”
ANTIFA is considered a far-left group that have been known to travel to various states to provoke civil unrest in the name of “antifascism.” President Trump tweeted on Sunday that the U.S. will designate ANTIFA as a terror organization. CNN reported that the group’s belief system is hard to define, but “many members support oppressed populations and protest the amassing of wealth by corporations and elites. Some employ radical or militant tactics to get out their messages.”
Ellison is not the only Democrat who had to answer questions about their children’s actions during the protests. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters on Monday that he was “proud” of his daughter, Chiara, 25, who was arrested during a protest in Manhattan.
He said he loves his daughter deeply and was proud that “she cares so much, she was willing to go out there and do something about it. He said that she was “acting peacefully. She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest.”
The New York Post reported that she was accused of blocking traffic and refused to move.