A U.S. Congresswoman has filed a resolution calling for Antifa to be designated as a domestic terrorist organization.
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert filed H.Res.272 in late March, a resolution co-sponsored by 11 other Republican members of the House of Representatives.
The resolution states the group "represents opposition to the democratic ideals of peaceful assembly and free speech for all," adding Antifa has "used threats of violence in pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies."
It goes on to cite several instances of protests Rep. Boebert ties to the group and references section 2332 of title 18 in the U.S. Code which states domestic terrorism is defined as "activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; acts that appear or intend to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; or acts to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction; and that these activities occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
The resolution calls for Antifa and "any groups and members of the same organization who act under the banner of Antifa" to be "designated as domestic terrorist organizations."