Attorney General William Barr released a statement on Sunday regarding the ongoing violence and rioting across the U.S.

Barr says it’s time to confront the violence.

It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it.  The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens.

He calls on state and local leaders to make sure adequate resources are available, citing Minneapolis on Saturday night as an example of that being successful.

It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order.  We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked.

He also labels what’s happening domestic terrorism and names Antifa as such.

The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.

President Trump tweeted earlier that the domestic terrorist label would be coming for Antifa.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) says Barr’s statement echoes what local law enforcement agencies around the nation are seeing.

Barr took to the Justice Department podium on Saturday with a direct message for those looking to carry out violence.



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