Pro-Antifa Gainesville Mayor Under Investigation For Ties To Terrorist Group?

Far-left militant Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who has continued to support and potentially coordinate with the designated domestic terrorist group, could soon be the focus of investigations by federal and state law enforcement.

By Jacob Engels

Days after President Donald Trump officially designated Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization and sent instructions to Attorney General Bill Barr to arrest leaders of the violent group, the City of Gainesville was terrorized by members of the terrorist organization hiding under the banner of protests organized by Black Lives Matter groups.

Mayor Lauren Poe, who has defended and potentially provided assistance to the domestic terrorist group through his official role as Mayor, still refuses to acknowledge the dangers posed by the terrorist organization which has set the United States ablaze in a series of dangerous riots that have left dozens of people gravely injured and hundreds of businesses burnt to the ground.

On Sunday evening, Mayor Poe let the domestic terrorist organization vandalize a half-dozen police cars, control roadways and destroy a local auto repair store. According to our sources, the pro-domestic terrorist Mayor could soon be the subject of investigations into his ties to the organization from state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Calls to Mayor Poe’s office went unanswered Monday afternoon and it remains unclear if he is aware of the scope or stage of the investigations into his ties to the domestic terrorist group Antifa.

University of Florida graduate and State Representative Anthony Sabatini, who has been extremely critical of both Antifa and Poe in the past, said that Mayor Poe “should be investigated.”

“Antifa needs to be fully investigated for its role in the violent riots around the country — any elected officials that supports or potentially coordinates with Antifa should also be investigated.”

Judson Sapp, a North Florida businessman running to represent Florida’s 3rd District, which includes Gainesville, echoed sentiments held by many, including President Trump in regards to Antifa’s violent history.

“I believe all of us are in agreement that Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin acted inappropriately. The officer has rightly been arrested and charged with murder. Protesting is legal and every American has a right to make their voice heard.  Violent riots are dangerous and harm innocent people – it is not acceptable behavior.  Theft, battery, and arson are crimes.  Criminal acts are being carried out during these riots, encouraged by extremists like ANTIFA.  President Trump is right to label ANTIFA a domestic terrorist organization. Democrat leaders should be condemning these violent acts and ANTIFA, not making excuses for them.”

Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, Infowars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine, LauraLoomer.US, and The Gateway Pundit. 

Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and special interests in the state of Florida and beyond.