Fox’s Boothe: ‘When will Democrats denounce antifa?’

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Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe on Monday slammed Democratic lawmakers for not denouncing anti-fascist protest groups after violence broke out between pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators in Berkeley, Calif.

“So many people came together to denounce what we saw in Charlottesville with those neo-Nazi groups, those white supremacists,” said Boothe on “America’s Newsroom.” 

“Unfortunately, we’re not seeing that same rebuke of groups like antifa.”

Boothe called out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who represents a district close to Berkeley, and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) for not rebuking the militant far-left protesters publicly.

{mosads}”Where is Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents the 13th District of California? Where is former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who represents the nearby district of the 12th?” Boothe asked.

“If we’re truly honest, if we truly want to stamp out hate in all of its forms, if we truly want to stamp out and push out violence in this country, it should be denounced in all of its forms. And I have yet to see anyone on the left denounce this group that purports to be on the left.”

Reports say 14 people were arrested in Berkeley on Sunday during a rally that attracted pro- and anti-Trump protesters. Several supporters of the president injured in the clashes, according to local media.

“One officer was injured during an arrest and several officers were struck with paint,” said the Berkeley Police Department in a press release. “Six people were injured and treated by paramedics. Two of those individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment.”  

More than 100 hooded protesters carrying “no hate” signs attacked at least four people after avoiding security checkpoints to the park where the rally was held, according to The Associated Press.

Charlottesville, Va., was the scene of white supremacist violence earlier this month that left one counterprotester dead. That violence was linked to the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. 

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