As Legislators consider labeling Antifa an domestic terrorism group, a professor in Iowa announced in an interview on local television that he is proudly a member of the violent group.
The statements occurred during an interview where the local ABC affiliate KCRG-TV in which the professor was being questioned about posting violent messages about President Trump to the Iowa Antifa Twitter page.
Fox News reported on the interview.
A college professor in Iowa openly declared his support for the violent far-left Antifa movement after coming under fire for inflammatory social media posts that included the desire to bash President Trump with a baseball bat.
Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct English professor of nearly 10 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, made the remark after a local TV station questioned him over his social media activity.
“I affirm that I am Antifa,” Klinzman told local ABC affiliate KCRG-TV, which found the professor’s numerous posts both on his personal page and on an “Iowa Antifa” page. He stood behind his comments — though added he’s willing to apologize to any Christians offended by them.
The outlet reported that in one post, Klinzman shared a poem containing the words, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground,” to which he added the comment, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this country and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”
We already know President Trump’s views on Antifa.
Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the charge in the Senate to approve a bill that gives law enforcement the tools to investigate and charge the violent rioters that run on rage and whose only activities are disruption and destruction.
Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019
Lashing out at society by posting angry poetry online is usually reserved for basement-dwelling twenty year olds, not the adult men who are employed to instruct and guid twenty year olds as they prepare for their careers. Klinzman sounds like a complicated man, hopefully someone teaches his students that when you disagree with someone, it is conversation and compromise that produce solutions, not violent coercion and making threats from behind a keyboard.
Would you let your child take Klinzman’s class?