Jimmie Lee Jarvis, an official member of the Richmond City Democratic Committee, has been implicated in a bomb threat against renowned journalist Andy Ngo.
This alarming incident, which unfolded on September 24, has sent shockwaves through the political landscape of Richmond, Virginia.
The incident began when plans for the “Virginia Forum,” an event featuring Andy Ngo, were abruptly canceled not once, but twice. The cancellations were due to threats from a local Antifa group against the organizers.
Jimmie Lee Jarvis, a leader in @RichmondDems, the official Democrat Party group in Richmond, Va., posted a bomb threat against my live talk event after trying and failing to get it shut down. https://t.co/KHLnQZgokJ
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2023
The event was initially scheduled to take place at The Commonwealth Club. However, citing concerns over the safety and well-being of their guests and employees, the club’s leadership declined hosting the event.
This decision came in light of recent social media posts by radical groups targeting the event and its location.
Undeterred, the organizers moved the event to a local Westin hotel in Richmond. However, Antifa members took to social media again, pressuring the hotel to cancel the event. Their campaign was successful and the event was once again canceled.
Andy Ngo, the journalist at the center of this controversy, is no stranger to such attacks. He has faced relentless assaults for exposing acts of violence carried out by members of Antifa.
In 2020, Ngo filed a civil complaint in Portland, accusing two Antifa members, John Colin Hacker and Elizabeth Renee Richter, of assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Despite overwhelming evidence, Hacker and Richter were found not guilty.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 23, 2023
Despite these setbacks, the event eventually took place at a third, undisclosed location. The event was a success, with the venue refusing to cave to the coordinated campaign attack of threats issued by Antifa and other far-left activists.
This incident is a stark reminder of the radicalism that has transformed cities like Richmond, Virginia. The city witnessed violent militancy, with hundreds arrested at Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots.
Ngo himself previously highlighted this issue, stating the far-left was trying everything to shut down his live speaking event in Richmond.