Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about members of so-called “anti-fascist” groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush.
When asked by The Daily Caller Thursday if “antifa” should be considered a terrorist organization, Kaine replied: “I don’t like broad brushes and I don’t know enough about them to say that they’re terrorists but people who do violent things. The law should take care of them.”
The Department of Homeland Security has called the activities of Antifa “domestic terrorist violence,” according to Politico.
The younger Kaine was accused of taking part in antifa activities against Trump supporters.
When asked about his son’s arrest at the time of his son’s arrest the Senator said through a spokeswoman to CNN: “We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues. They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.”
Sen. Kaine, along with Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican Sens. Cory Gardner and Johnny Isakson, signed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday condemning “white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups” for their role in the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month, but does not mention so called anti-fascist groups.(RELATED: Senate Resolution Condemns White Supremacists, Not ‘Anti-Fascists’)