While the social media activity of politicians and government officials is constantly being monitored when they are on the right, leftists seldom are faced with such scrutiny.
The lack of gatekeeping in the Democratic party has allowed respectable liberals to associate themselves with extremists, and in the case of Justice Department nominee Kristen Clarke, work in tandem with them.
Senate Republicans are seeking to stifle Clarke’s nomination by feigning concern over her supposed “anti-Semitism.” This tactic — seemingly the only one in the GOP’s repertoire — quickly proved a pathetic failure after a myriad of Jewish groups and Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland declared the accusation a baseless smear and reaffirmed their support for Clarke.
An examination of Clarke’s social media associates by National Justice may compel Senate conservatives to consider blocking her confirmation over threats against their second favorite group: themselves.
An examination of Twitter Antifa account @Antifascist12, which is believed to be run out of an anarchist book store in Asheville, North Carolina, finds that Clarke follows the account.
@Antifascist12 doesn’t hide what they are about. Their avatar features “Antifa” symbols and their feed is largely dedicated to “doxing” private citizens and organizing threatening campaigns against them with Twitter’s full support.
In a debate last week over whether to “SWAT” (call in emergencies to the police in hopes of getting a victim killed) political opponents, @Antifascist12 referred to anarchists who support the practice as unprincipled and told them in thinly veiled terms to take matters into their own hands instead.
In response to a supporter of “Swatting,” @Antifascist12 said “You know that dude that went and shot up that baseball practice and Scalice?”
When the second party questioned the ideological purity of the man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise and four others at a Congressional baseball game in 2017, @Antifascist12 doubled down by saying “Yeah, I’m just saying he didn’t have the cops do it for him.”
While the statement may fall just short of the legal definition of incitement (for leftists, who the Justice Department gives leeway to), the fact that a potential government official who will be a powerful federal prosecutor believes it is appropriate to associate with such an individual should be automatic grounds for rejection.
Sadly, the corrupt Department of Justice is home to many left-wing activists eager to abuse their power. Last January, National Justice uncovered that the FBI agent who pursued Douglass Mackey for making memes on the internet is herself a political activist and personal friend of an Assistant US Attorney that is even more extreme in her beliefs.
If the Republican party is not willing to torpedo the nomination of a woman who finds it appropriate to openly associate herself with an individual that seemingly wants to assassinate Republican congressman, they should not complain when another Scalise shooting happens and the Garland/Clarke DoJ refuses to press charges.