The Secret Service confirmed on Monday that it is "aware" and looking into Antifa for threats of violence — and even murder — against President Donald Trump.
The confirmation comes after hundreds of far-left Antifa demonstrators waged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., during the anniversary of last year's infamous "Unite the Right" white supremacy rally.
What are the details?
According to the Dally Caller, the Secret Service confirmed it is both "aware" and investigating the threats. An agency spokesperson confirmed the outlet's reporting to TheBlaze.
"The Secret Service is aware of the incident," the Secret Service told TheBlaze.
However, the spokesperson did not elaborate on which incidents the agency is reviewing.
The Secret Service does not "comment on protective intelligence investigations," the spokesman said, explaining the agency "investigates all threats against the president."
What prompted the review?
The confirmation comes after the Daily Caller captured on video multiple people outright saying they want to physically harm or murder the president during demonstrations in the nation's capital on Sunday.
Various protesters told the DC's Benny Johnson:
- "We gotta take [Trump] down. I would murder him for the people."
- "We have to do him like [Former Libyan President Muammar] Gaddafi."
- "If I get a chance to f*** him up I would."
Unfortunately, Antifa also targeted media and police officers with violence during weekend demonstrations.