Somewhat lost in the Kavanaugh news this weekend was another violent Antifa outburst. Of course there is no need to qualify with the word "violent" when discussing Antifa, as violence is the group's whole point and its only method of communication.
This time, masked thugs shut down an intersection, blocked traffic, and physically threatened motorists who tried to pass through. At one point, they chased down an elderly man and beat his vehicle with batons while screaming obscenities at him. Police were nowhere to be seen. It appears that law enforcement decided to give the domestic terror group free rein for the afternoon.
Meanwhile, protestors in Washington D.C. were being arrested as they tried to disrupt the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Others were seen maniacally banging against the doors of the Supreme Court and accosting an elderly counter protestor. And all of this happened only a few days after Senator Ted Cruz was chased out of a restaurant by a swarming mob of unhinged harassers. These have become familiar scenes in modern America. Leftist "protests" and demonstrations have a habit of devolving into harassment and violence.
It would be too generous to accuse Democratic politicians of mere silence in the face of all this. Many of them have not been silent at all; they have been standing and cheering the chaos. Congresswoman Maxine Waters infamously encouraged her supporters to "create a crowd," confront Republicans, and "tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."