Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison openly supported the radical left-wing hate group commonly known as Antifa on Wednesday, posting a photo of himself holding the organization’s “Anti-Fascist Handbook” on social media.
Ellison published the ill-conceived selfie on twitter this week, adding that he “found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 3, 2018
One key problem for the radical representative: Antifa is considered by FBI Director Christopher Wray as an “active domestic terror” ideology. Speaking with legislators last fall, the Bureau chief blasted the left-wing group over widespread violence at pro-Trump rallies throughout the country.
“While we’re not investigating Antifa as Antifa — that’s an ideology and we don’t investigate ideologies — we are investigating a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist investigations, where we have properly predicated subjects of people who are motivated to commit violent criminal activity on kind of an Antifa ideology,” Wray told a House panel.