In a perfect example of the disconnect between Ivory tower Democrats and reality, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) gave a shocking answer when writer-producer Austen Fletcher asked him if he would disavow Antifa violence in cities like Portland.
After a brief pause, Nadler said it was a "myth that's being spread only in Washington D.C."
To which Fleccas replies: "Sir, there's videos everywhere online. There's fires and riots and they're throwing fireworks at federal officers. DHS is there. Look online."
"Meanwhile the whole city's on fire and they're trying to burn down the courthouse."
I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland.— Essential Fleccas 🇺🇸 (@fleccas) July 27, 2020
“THATS A MYTH” pic.twitter.com/veImyE2rju
The stunning exchange - tweeted by Eric Trump with the caption "This is the Democratic party in 2020," comes after Portland enters its 60th day of protests which have turned violent on multiple occasions and have prominently included local Antifa.
Remember, Antifa is a myth, folks https://t.co/5VA48G1oKh— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 27, 2020
Apparently Nadler didn't get the briefing on that.
Nadler says Antifa Violence in Portland is ‘A Myth’ pic.twitter.com/8898uupDqz— Posonaut 118 🚀 (@posonaut) July 27, 2020
Meanwhile, Portland police just recovered four loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails in a local park after responding to reports of shots fired.