During a House Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on “Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part VI): Examining the Biden Administration’s Counterterrorism Strategy” on Wednesday, the Assistant Director of Counterterrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Timothy Langan seemed to lend credence to Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) now infamous claim that violence by the far-left group Antifa is a “myth.”
Now, Langan didn’t take it as far as Nadler in his “myth” assertion concerning Antifa, but he did admit to Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) that since the FBI doesn’t consider Antifa an “organization,” they don’t keep track of their extremist violence.
“How many acts of violence or domestic terrorism has Antifa committed over the last two years?” Mace asked Langan.
“Since we don’t categorize Antifa, nor do we calculate or collate information regarding Antifa — that movement, we don’t have that,” Langan responded. “But, we can provide you information on anarchist threats and cases in general.”
But that’s not the information Mace asked for, Mr. Langan. She asked specifically about Antifa.
I guess since Antifa is a “myth,” that type of violence isn’t worth keeping track of, huh?
For the full exchange between Mace and Langan, watch below: