Do colleges 'incubate' Antifa violence? Fmr. member says yes (VIDEO)

  • Former Antifa member turned conservative activist says today's Antifa members are getting their philosophies from college professors.
  • On Fox's Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday, Gabriel Nadales said there is a "resurgence" of political violence from the Left.

Former Antifa member turned conservative activist Gabriel Nadales says today's Antifa members are getting their philosophies from federal taxpayer-funded university campuses. The comment comes just days after the far-left group staged two separate attacks on federal immigration detention centers, one in Colorado and one in Washington State. 

Nadales, who is a Regional Field Coordinator for Campus Reform's parent organization the Leadership Institute, joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tuesday night to discuss his past experience with the radical group, what he believes is driving the violence, and how to reverse it. 

"Unfortunately we are seeing a resurgence of political violence by the Left"   

"People are being attacked because of Antifa. We need to be able to hold Antifa accountable," Nadales said. 

[RELATED: Dartmouth scholar endorses Antifa violence]

Recalling the time he spent as part of the group known as Antifa, Nadales said that "back then it was just a group that went down to go protest against what we thought were fascists. However, Antifa is far more violent today than it ever was." 

Nadales added that in order to understand the group that perpetuates such violence, "we have to go into the college campuses." 

"Throughout the country, we have a lot of different professors who are advocating for violence," Nadales continued, citing examples such as Dartmouth University former associated visiting scholar Mark Bray, who has promoted political violence, as documented by Campus Reform, as well as a more recent instance in which a Colorado State University professor who said she is "ready" to punch political opponents "in the neck."

"Unfortunately we are seeing a resurgence of political violence by the Left," Nadales said, while citing these examples. 

Carlson then asked Nadales if he believes that Antifa is "being incubated on college campuses....by professors." 

"I think so," Nadales said. "I think that's where they're getting a lot of their philosophy from." 

[RELATED: Inspired by Michelle Obama, Colorado prof vows to ‘punch’ political opponents ‘in the neck’]

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Editor's note: A previous version of this post identified Mark Bray as a Dartmouth professor. He is a former associated visiting scholar.

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