At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing on the role of Antifa and other violent groups in the current rioting, Subcommittee chairman Ted Cruz (R, TX) condemned the Progressive-Democrats (my term) on the subcommittee for not condemning the extremist violence, including specifically one of the groups that was a subject of the hearing, Antifa.
Ranking Member Mazie Hirono (D, HI) responded with
[H]ow many times have I had to say that we all should be denouncing violent extremists of every stripe.
To which Cruz asked
Does that include Antifa?
To which Hirono responded
I have the time [meaning it was her time for questioning witnesses]
The exchange demonstrated two things: Progressive-Democrats are big on talking about the need to denounce such thugs and their thuggery, but Progressive-Democrats refuse actually to condemn such thugs and their thuggery.
The other thing is that the Progressive-Democrats’ refusal actually to condemn includes, explicitly, Antifa.