“Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.”
To that end, the Department of Homeland Security, in keeping with President Trump’s promise to protect federal property, has deployed law enforcement to the area.
Chaos has overtaken the streets of Portland, Oregon for nearly fifty straight days since violent riots and protests erupted following the death of George Floyd toward the end of May. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf traveled to the city this week and released a statement addressing the lawlessness seizing the community.
“The city of Portland has been under siege for 47 straight days by a violent mob while local political leaders refuse to restore order to protect their city,” he said. “Each night, lawless anarchists destroy and desecrate property, including the federal courthouse, and attack the brave law enforcement officers protecting it.”
Wolf detailed the destruction and violence that began consuming the city May 29, describing multiple daily attacks on citizen’s safety and well-being that have persisted for months.
Watch Portland’s mayor blather about how President Trump is responsible for their home-grown and carefully nurtured violence . . . before receiving a truth bomb media question about how long antifa has been terrorizing Portland with no action taken by city or state officials (it’s so worth watching):
In a press conference today, Portland mayor @tedwheeler blames @realDonaldTrump & @DHSgov for the antifa riots in Portland. A reporter then points out the riots were already happening for 5 straight weeks before DHS came. https://t.co/mapGK7zRGx pic.twitter.com/rwIZobnYdV
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 18, 2020
Not to be outdone by the great unwashed on Twitter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced federal law enforcement as “stormtroopers.”
Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.
These are not the actions of a democratic republic.@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.
Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 18, 2020
“In response to graffiti”?! Really?
Of course, people have thoughts (via Twitchy):
Not a word from Democrats when these thugs are looting, rioting, assaulting people and setting fires…
— Ava- I Love My USA! ?? (@WEdwarda) July 18, 2020
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) July 18, 2020
— matt’s idea shop (@MattsIdeaShop) July 18, 2020
This is absolutely disgusting
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 18, 2020
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