The Antifa challenger running for Portland mayor regurgitated the Biden-coined phrase: “Antifa is not anything more than an idea.”
Sarah Iannarone leads incumbent Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler by double digits in a recent poll that surveyed likely voters. The two mayoral candidates faced off Thursday night at the first televised mayoral debate hosted by The Oregonian.
KGW News anchor and moderator Laural Porter asked Iannarone: “You’ve been called the ‘Antifa Mayor.’ Are you Antifa and how would that guide how you would handle protests as mayor?”
“I love that Joe Biden answered this question before me, because being opposed to fascism in 2020 is not something to be embarrassed about,” Iannarone answered defensively. “I have a bumper sticker from the beginning of my campaign that says #EverydayAntifascist. And what I have tried to do is normalize peaceful responses to the rise of white nationalism by organizing in my community.”
The contender went on to recount how she orchestrated a menstrual product drive for her neighbors when the Proud Boys arrived, “because the answer to toxic masculinity is an inclusive pluralist society where all backgrounds feel welcome.” Read more…