Bret Baier blasts Dems for Antifa silence: Sounds a lot like ‘both sides’ to me

Fox News anchor Bret Baier has had it with Democrats who will not call out and condemn Antifa violence.

The “Special Report” anchor, who characteristically remains neutral in his on-air reporting, found the silence of Democrats in response to violence by anti-fascists appalling enough to call out on his show Wednesday.

Baier referred to a column by Mediaite’s Larry O’Connor questioning why more Democrats have not openly condemned Antifa, especially in the wake of violent attacks against peaceful protesters in Berkeley, Ca., last weekend. O’Connor called out the left-wing media for not holding Democrats accountable and “boxing them in and challenging them to condemn, in no uncertain terms, the Antifa thugs once and for all.”

The panel on Baier’s program agreed and the Fox News host himself noted that even the remarks by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fell short of the condemnation of Antifa that is called for.

“That statement by Pelosi — ‘people have a right to express themselves and other people have a right to respond to it,’” Baier said. “Sounds a lot like ‘both sides.’”

Pelosi finally did come out and condemn the group by name in a statement on Tuesday.

“She’s really the only Democrat speaking out that we could find,” Baier said.

His panel guests agreed that there is no justification for Democrats dragging their feet in not only condemning the anarchists of Antifa, but also putting distance between themselves and its members.

“Every Democrat should stand up on their hind legs and scream it from the rooftops,” National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson said, arguing that it’s a “no-brainer” for Democrats to denounce the group. “There is no one out there who supports these groups. They’re not going to lose any votes.”

“It’s just interesting that it’s Wednesday and we’re getting this statement today,” Baier added, questioning why it took so many days for Democrats to react.

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