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Twitter Responds to Rand Paul Allegedly Subpoenaing Antifa

Where is Antifa HQ? It was in your imagination the whole time!
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In a recent tweet, former politician Chuck Callesto claimed that Senator Rand Paul was subpoenaing Antifa records, including travel, donations, funding, etc. While Paul has made no such claims, he did complain about being “attacked by a wild mob,” which turned out to be a group of peaceful protesters.

And in the spirit of his fellow Republicans, Paul has apparently decided to scapegoat the right wing’s favorite boogeyman: the Antifa.

Antifa is short for “anti-fascist,” which is something we all should be. Or we all were, until Trump took office and started behaving like a tinpot dictator. Trump even tried to get Antifa classified as a terrorist group. But the reality is that antifa is not a collective domestic threat.

Unlike the proud boys or other right-wing militia groups, who have their own clubs, websites, and even uniforms, Antifa is a catchall term to describe left-wing protesters who are out in the streets protesting authoritarianism and violence. There is no collective Antifa organization. Unlike the right-wing militia who are literally murdering people in the streets.

Twitter quickly took up the tweet to joke about the non-existent Antifa, and to muse on what their HQ would look like. The results are, predictably, hilarious:

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.