Once upon a time, the billionaire Koch Brothers were reliable funders of Republican causes but that appears to have changed now that the head of the party is a fellow billionaire the bros did not choose.
In other words, the Koch Brothers never were conservatives or constitutionalists: They are and have always been elitist establishment RINOs who are no different from Left-wing billionaires in that they do what is necessary to protect their own fiefdoms.
As Big League Politics reports, the bros are actually siding with Antifa, which is linked to Marxist-anarchy of the sort that George Soros has been pushing, and perhaps even funding, the chaos on America’s streets.
The Koch-funded Reason Magazine has published an article claiming that it’s not really necessary for the federal government to investigate whether or if Antifa is being funded:
Reason writer Robby Soave wrote his pro-ANTIFA article after a mob of domestic terrorists attacked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his wife outside of the Republican National Convention last week. After the attack, Paul and others called for Antifa’s funding to be investigated at the federal level.
“My question is: Who are these people? Who paid for their hotel rooms? Who flew them in? Law enforcement needs to look at the funding of violent criminal activity like this,” Paul said in an interview after the horrific incident.
“And national Democrats need to confront it. It’s organized. It’s paid for. It’s violent. It’s not about Black lives or any lives; it’s about anarchy and destruction. The American people are starting to catch on and grow tired of it,” Paul continued.
Other Republicans have also demanded that funding sources for the Leftist anarchists be investigated as well, including Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado.
“The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots,” he wrote on Twitter Aug. 30.
The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) August 30, 2020
But Soave claimed that it’s not the federal government’s job to protect our homeland from domestic terrorists like Antifa. He argued that “the notion that the violent protests cropping up in U.S. cities are funded by a secret, shadowy cabal is a myth.
“People engaged in militant, far-left activism may travel from city to city, and they may be loosely connected with other activists in a semi-organized fashion, but they probably aren’t sitting on some secret pile of money,” Soave wrote.
“Probably.” So — how would Soave know? Does he have deep State Department, Justice Department, and FBI contacts? Is he privy to intelligence briefings? Does he have some otherworldly telepathic capability not possessed by any other human?
Because for one, Attorney General William Barr would disagree with him that there’s no outside influence helping to foment the protests. (Related: BOMBSHELL: Organization funding BLM, Antifa terrorism linked to Biden campaign.)
In fact, he said way back in June that foreign entities were involved. And in fact, Barr called out Antifa by name.
Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that the the federal government has evidence that the radical left-wing antifa movement as well as other extremist groups have “hijacked” legitimate protests around the country to incite violence, and said certain “foreign actors” are seizing on the unrest to sow discord in the U.S.
“While many have peacefully expressed their anger and grief, others have hijacked protests to engage in lawlessness, violent rioting, arson, looting of businesses, and public property assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent,” Barr said. “We have evidence that Antifa and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity.”
But the Koch Bros appear to be turning into Bernie Bros; one of their preferred media outlets is trying to claim that what Barr himself has said is nothing but a tinfoil hat conspiracy.