HELENA, Mont. — Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would designate antifa as a domestic terrorism group, despite no evidence of antifa activities in the state.
Bill sponsor Republican Braxton Mitchell told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the intent of the measure is to prevent the group from coming to the state.
Opponents of the bill said during the hearing that it would be inappropriate to designate antifa as a domestic terrorism group while ignoring other groups accused of domestic violence.
Antifa is not a single organization but rather an umbrella term for far-left leaning militant groups that confront or resist white supremacists.