WATCH: Reporter Humiliates Dem Congressman Who Downplayed Violence At BLM Riots

(trendingpoliticsnews) – Townhall editor Julio Rosas unleashed on U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) after the congressman attacked his credentials and attempted to downplay the level of violence at BLM protests and riots in 2020.

Rosas testified at the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability’s hearing on Tuesday. As an on-the-ground reporter, he covered violent protests in riots in major cities such as Portland, Minneapolis and New York City in the months following the death of George Floyd.

During the hearing, Rep. Goldman accused the reporter of attempting to “gaslight” the committee on left-wing violence and claimed that Antifa does not exist. “As if Antifa, which Mr. Rosas, apparently the expert now in organized expert activity, has overruled the FBI director who says, there’s a headline ‘Antifa is an ideology not an organization,’” Goldman ranted. “No, no, no, let’s not listen to the FBI Director, let’s listen to… I’m sorry, what’s your title? Senior writer at Townhall,” he continued, denigrating Rosas’ title while failing to mention he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Goldman quoted a 2021 statement from FBI Director Wray in which he claimed that Antifa was an ideology, not an organized group. Wray has since corrected the record and admitted that Antifa is organized at the regional level, something Goldman did not include in his statement Tuesday.

Goldman did not give Rosas a chance to respond, though U.S. Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) eventually allowed the reporter to address Goldman’s comments.

“It’s funny to be lectured by an heir to the Levi Strauss Corporation and that’s probably why he doesn’t consider property damage as a big of a deal because, not only does he have that, but he also has what some people would describe as an impossibly good stock portfolio,” Rosas said.

Goldman has repeatedly drawn criticism over his stock portfolio after it was revealed that he made over 520 trades during his first few months in office. He recently sold up to $15,000 worth of stock in First Republic bank on March 15, three weeks before the stock plummeted following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.