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MSNBC’s Ruhle continues to be in denial, snidely blows off violent Antifa as ‘abstract boogeyman’

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Stephanie Ruhle, the same MSNBC host who earlier this week made light of the devastating inflation impacting working-class families, is now claiming that the violent Antifa extremists who’ve been filmed 100+ times don’t exist.

She made the false claim while speaking with South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace about an anime video — yes, anime — that Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar recently shared, and that the entire Democrat Party and media are obsessing over.

The video depicts an animated Japanese cartoon fight in which Gosar’s head is superimposed over the victor, and radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s head is superimposed over the monster the victor is fighting.

Watch (*Graphic content):

The posting of this video on Twitter, where it was swiftly flagged and removed, triggered widespread outrage from the left, culminating in the Democrat-led House voting on Wednesday to both censure Gosar and have him stripped of his committee assignments.

Questioned by Ruhle about her “no” vote, Mace said Thursday that while she’s “not OK with” the video and thinks Gosar’s decision to share it was “reprehensible,” Democrats are — as usual — not following the “rules of the house.”

She also suggested that more Republicans, including perhaps herself, would have supported censure if it hadn’t included a stripping of assignments.

But still, she continued, what Gosar did was wrong, and congressional Democrats and Republicans need to dial down the rhetoric.

“I think it’s disgusting that he would do that. … You know, people will take words and actions and then turn them into real life. And we’ve seen that, you know, four years ago when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot at the softball game. … It’s both sides of the aisle,” she said.

It’s at this point when Ruhle asked Mace whether someone like her who’s willing to condemn Gosar and call for a toning down of the rhetoric fits in with the modern Republican Party.

“Republicans at large are turning a blind eye to the Capitol rioters except for Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, and that does give these rioters — that violent movement — a wink and a nod to do it again. What place do you have in a GOP that’s cool with?” the MSNC host said.

Mace didn’t buy this narrative, and understandably so — because every Republican has condemned the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. Conversely, the vast majority of Democrats never condemned — some even outright supported — the violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots of 2020.

“In addition to Jan. 6th, there’s been violence across the country as well. I’m the ranking Republican on the Civil Rights Subcommittee within the Oversight Committee, and we had a hearing a couple of weeks ago with the FBI,” Mace noted.

“And I learned that we don’t track cases of violence of Antifa. I mean, there’s lots of domestic terrorism and foreign terrorism in this country, and we should be treating all these things equally,” the congresswoman added.

This provoked Ruhle into falsely claiming, “But Antifa is just sort of this abstract boogeyman word that we hear on the other side. You can clearly see what happened on Jan. 6th.”

She then asked, “What specific event are you talking about that you believe Antifa committed that should be investigated?”

How about this?

Or this?

Or perhaps this?

These examples are just from the 2020 Kenosha riots. There are dozens — if not hundreds — of additional examples that have since emerged.

“We’ve all seen the cities that have been destroyed by violence and by rioting. In my own district in Charleston, South Carolina, we had riots that destroyed millions of dollars of businesses down King Street in Charleston We’ve seen it in cities across the country. We want to make sure that all violence is held to the same standard.

“Sure, but we don’t know …,” Ruhle interrupted.

“I’ve read about Antifa and them organizing these kinds of events, so I don’t want to say it’s a boogeyman. I mean, they have I guess symbolism that they use. Some of that symbolism was used on my house when it was spray-painted this summer. This is the thing: Violence in this country shouldn’t be partisan,” Mace continued undeterred.

Ruhle agreed with the latter point but then once again returned to denying the existence of the dozens — if not hundreds — of violent attacks that have been committed by Antifa extremists.

“You said you read about this Antifa. Can you give me specifics. Where did you read it?” she snidely asked.

Perhaps here:

Or perhaps here:

Or maybe here:

“I can send you links afterward, but this would have been months ago or even last year. This is something we’ve seen over the last year and a half — since COVID, the George Floyd incident as well. This violence has been happening from the east coast to the west coast. We’ve seen it,” she said.

Ruhle has most likely as well. But considering that she works for a network that demands people not believe their lying eyes, it’s not a surprise that she continues to claim otherwise …

Vivek Saxena

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