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JBear, Antifa is not part of the Democratic Party. They probably don’t vote. They don’t like working through governmental means (see below). They hate Joe Biden. What are Democrats supposed to say? Antifa isn’t part of the Democratic party. Arrest them if you can. Please do. Nothing would make me happier than to see violent lawbreakers in jail. You won’t find any Democrats defending them or inviting them into the party, nor do they hold any Democratic offices. Arrest violent offenders and other illegal actors. What do you want Democrats to say about Antifa? They aren’t us. Arrest them and try them.

QAnon is part of the Republican Party, who refuses to totally denounce them. They have an ex-President who supported them. They have members of Congress who are sympathetic to them. This is the difference, JBear. Antifa is not part of the Democratic Party or any party. QAnon is part of the Republican Party. Therein lies the difference. The Republicans need to cut loose from the crazy lies and conspiracy that are the hallmark of QAnon, but they won’t because they are Trump supporters. And as long as the Republicans are cozy with QAnon, the Democrats have every right to make them pay for it.

Antifa (/ænˈtiːfə, ˈænti(ˈ)fɑː/) is a left-wing anti-fascist and anti-racist political movement in the United States. It is highly decentralized and comprises an array of autonomous groups that aim to achieve their objectives through the use of both nonviolent and violent direct action rather than through policy reform.[1][2][3] Much of antifa political activism is nonviolent, involving poster and flyer campaigns, mutual aid, delivering speeches, marching in protest, and community organizing.[4][5][6] They also engage in protest tactics, seeking to combat fascists and racists such as neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other far-right extremists, and differing from other leftist opposition movements by their willingness to directly confront far-right activists, and in some cases law enforcement.[2] This may involve digital activism, doxing, harassment, physical violence, and property damage against those whom they identify as belonging to the far right.