Jerry Nadler says Antifa violence in Portland is a myth, Angry Internet slams him for living 'under a rock'
'Portland is at war every night, but Rep Jerry Nadler says my video coverage of Antifa violence & vandalism is a myth'
Jerry Nadler is being slammed for calling Antifa violence in Portland a "a myth" after writer-producer Austen Fletcher ran into him and asked him to disavow the rioting. Fletcher tweeted a video saying "I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland. His response? 'THAT'S A MYTH'." In the video, Nadler is seen evading questions on the violence that occurred in Portland and swiftly running into his car to leave the discussion.
The democratic leader is seen in the video, not wearing a mask, amid the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Social media users were quick to slam him for his response. "So they want us to wear masks and his is where? Flippin' hypocrite! And when the myth makes it to your house don’t call the police they might be busy with the myth somewhere else!" Another user said, “Jerry Nadler lives under a rock. And where is the mask??"
Since the video dropped, people have been denouncing Nadler, calling him lustful for power and not caring about sensitive issues. "Portland is at war every night, but Rep Jerry Nadler says my video coverage of Antifa violence & vandalism is a 'myth'. @fleccas: Meanwhile...they're trying to burn down the courthouse. 100% correct. Antifa is very real and they are incredibly dangerous," tweeted an infuriated ElijahSchaffer, a content creator at Slightly Offensive, a channel on YouTube. The channel has been posting videos of Portland Violence and is highly vocal about critical issues like anarchy, racism in America.
The Internet continued to shame Nadler with one user tweeting, “This is why term limits are important. Otherwise, long term personal grudges and resentments develop over time and overwhelm truth and rationality at the expense of the country. Shame on Nadler." Another user lashed out, “Jerry Nadler said ANTIFA was a myth. I think @PressSec should play some more videos of ANTIFA's non-peaceful 'protests'. Bet it won't be a 'myth' then." Some even dug out old truths and political statements of Nadler targeted at Trump and Putin's stand on destroying America.
In July, Nadler chaired a committee on President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone. He stated, “President Trump’s unprecedented decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone, an individual that could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, undermines the rule of law. This is a powerful reminder that Donald Trump has little respect for law and order, no matter how much he tweets about it."
While Nadler had criticized Trump for backing Roger in the investigation over Russia’s role in boosting the 2016 Trump election campaign, people now seem to scrutinize Nadler’s behavior on overlooking violence in Portland without remorse.
"THIS is Trump's America. Nadler, the EU and every sane person knows. the US is so toxic no one wants us in their country. Do you see Antifa, rioting, burning, thugs? What you see is Trump's Gestapo, Putin's answer to how to destroy America," tweeted a user.
Writer and former host of channel Blaze TV, Dana Loesch tweeted, "If they pretend it isn’t real they can’t disavow it.” She also shared an article where Governor Tim Walz is requesting financial support from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after rioters damaged half a billion dollars worth of public and private property after the George Floyd killing mocking Nadler on his violence is a "myth" comment and stressing how intense violence can be.