Did U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland call leftist group antifa peaceful protesters in an interview with CNN, and should the rest of New Mexico’s congressional delegation condemn her for doing so?
Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce believes so, and called on Haaland’s Democratic colleagues to do so in a news release last week by the party.
“Rep. Deb Haaland’s comments calling Antifa ‘peaceful protestors’ are reprehensible, and our Federal delegation should disavow Haaland’s irresponsible and incorrect statement that goes against our American values,” the former Congressman said.
In the clip Pearce cited in the release, Haaland was asked about President Donald Trump’s post on Twitter about the possibility that antifa would be labeled a domestic terrorist organization and the protests going on in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend.