Rep. Burchett introduces Unmasking Antifa Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2019) – Yesterday, Congressman Tim Burchett introduced the Unmasking Antifa Act, a bill that seeks to punish, with fines and/or imprisonment for up to 15 years, any person wearing a mask or disguise while committing a crime, including threatening or intimidating another individual exercising their constitutional rights or privileges.
“It’s time we get tough on this issue. These cowards wouldn’t act the way they do if the whole world could see their faces,” said Rep. Tim Burchett. “Look at the recent attack on a journalist in Portland. He was assaulted while expressing his freedom of speech. It’s just plain wrong to allow someone to commit a crime anonymously and get away with it.”
The bill would also add an additional two years of jail time to anyone who destroys buildings or property within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction while wearing a disguise.