A House Democrat faced backlash online for rejecting the testimony of a reporter who covered several Antifa riots, including the riots surrounding the Kyle Rittenhouse murder acquittal.
Rep. And GoldmanDN.Y., took a shot at Townhall senior writer Julio Rosas during Tuesday’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing on left-wing violence in an attempt to discredit him and former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Scott Erickson as witnesses. .
Goldman attacked the committee’s witnesses, accusing Erickson of trying to “light up” Congress about left-wing violence in America “as Antifa, which Mr. Rosas, is apparently now an expert on organized crime.” of terrorist, FBI director denied saying … headline saying ‘Antifa is an ideology, not an organization.'”
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“No, no, no, we’re not going to listen to the FBI director,” Goldman continued humbly. “Let’s listen to – sorry, what’s your title? – senior Townhall writer, who will tell us that the FBI director is wrong.”
After his tirade, one of the witnesses asked if they could answer, to which Goldman shook his head and replied, “No question.”
When pressed, Goldman said, “You can’t, I didn’t ask.”
Rosas blasted Goldman later in the hearing, joking that it was “ridiculous to be lectured by an heir to the Levi Strauss Corporation.”
“And, honestly, that’s probably why he doesn’t consider the property damage that big of a deal because, not only does he have that, but he also has what some people would describe as. [as] a bad stock portfolio,” Rosas said.
Goldman’s office did not respond to Fox News Digitals’ request for comment.
Rosas also posted a tweet responding to Goldman’s attack, writing, “As you can see at the beginning, [Goldman] too cowardly to be in the hearing room for my response to his baseless attack.”
“And yes, I know more about Antifa than the ousted FBI director,” Rosas said.
Rosas reported on several riots in America involving the far-left militant group Antifa, including the Rittenhouse trial that saw an acquittal.
The Townhall writer also wrote an entire book on the 2020 George Floyd riots titled “Fiery but Mostly Peaceful: The 2020 Riots and the Gaslighting of America.”
Online users dogpiled Goldman after his attack on Rosas, with State Freedom Caucus Network communications director Greg Price writing, “Look at the disrespect shown by Rep. Daniel Goldman ( D-NY) to [Rosas] as a witness, a man who was on the ground of violent protests from Charlottesville to Kenosha, and would not even allow him to answer.
“What a total punk,” Price said, sharing a video of the attack.
Fellow conservative journalist Matthew Foldi of the Spectator wrote, “Dan Goldman literally attacked a Latinx journalist.”
“This is a racist attack against the First Amendment,” Foldi scoffed.
“The level of liberal arrogance here is simply nauseating,” wrote MRC NewsBusters editor Curtis Houck. “Goldman, one of the wealthiest members of Congress who made a name for himself at MSNBC (the network where Minneapolis doesn’t ‘usually speak out of control’), thought he might lecture [Rosas].”
“He messed with the wrong person,” Houck wrote.
Some online users blasted Goldman for the attack, with Townhall video journalist Kevin McMahon quipping that “if there was ever a time to blindly trust the FBI Director as a reliable source, it certainly isn’t now.”
Goldman appears to have refused to allow committee testimony to respond to his statements.
Last month, Goldman was shouted down by the mother of a New York City murder victim during a House Judiciary Committee field hearing, who warned the lawmaker not to “insult” her “intelligence.”
The mother, Madeline Brame, was one of several witnesses who testified before the committee during Monday’s hearing highlighting Manhattan’s crime problem. Goldman tried to use the time he was given to question Brame instead of criticizing the hearing itself, arguing that it was a “cover” for Republicans trying to protect former President Donald Trump.
Goldman, who served as impeachment counsel during Trump’s first impeachment, sought to explain his view of the situation to Brame after other Democrats claimed that Republicans were using witnesses as “props” to defend Trump.
“We are not insulting you. Your experiences are harmful, but the problem is that this is a charade to cover up an abuse of power. [Republicans] nonstop going around, except for this hearing, about Donald Trump, and the purpose of this hearing is to cover up what they know is an improper investigation [into District Attorney Alvin Bragg]said Goldman.
“May I answer you, please?” Brame asked as Goldman tried to continue.
“Not now, because I only have 20 seconds, sorry. But I, I—” Goldman said.
“Don’t insult my intelligence,” Brame shouted while Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tried to maintain order. “You’re trying to insult me like I don’t know what’s going on here. I’m fully aware of what’s going on here, OK? That’s why I walked off the plantation of the Democratic Party.”
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Brame previously testified about Bragg’s mishandling of her son’s murder. His son, Army Sgt. Hason Correa, was beaten and stabbed nine times by multiple people in 2018. The prosecution for the charges dragged on for more than four years, and Bragg eventually dropped charges against two of the suspects in favor of lesser ones. cases. Two other people received life sentences.
Brame argued that Bragg’s office only served to exacerbate the city’s crime problem, without showing any “measurable results” in reducing violent crime in the city.
Fox News Digital’s Anders Hagstrom contributed reporting.