Rioters threatened to torch Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s home on Monday.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and her husband moved to a nearby apartment nearly two months ago due to the numerous protests after the death of George Floyd.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced he started looking for a new place to live after his city has seen over 85 straight nights of riots.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser might join the list since protesters gathered outside of her home on Wednesday night “following a police-involved shooting in that city.”
What really confuses me is that these mayors are Democrats. I thought these riots had to do with President Donald Trump and the racist Republicans.
Wheeler has largely sided with the rioters, who have caused massive destruction and scared people in Portland. Instead of trying to save his city, Wheeler has rejected Trump’s offers to send in federal agents and any kind of assistance to stop the riots.
Wheeler’s hatred for Trump trumps (pun intended) the safety of his city.
But what about his safety?
The rioters threatened to torch Wheeler’s home on Monday, which was his 58th birthday:
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” Wheeler reportedly wrote, according to a screenshot of the email.
“It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”
Remember Mark and Patricia McCloskey? They became frontpage news when they drew their guns to protect themselves from a mob of protesters in their St. Louis neighborhood.
That mob was headed to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home. They broke through the gated community to get to Krewson’s home.
That incident happened On June 28.
The St. Louis Dispatch reported on Thursday that Krewson left her house two months ago:
The mayor on Wednesday confirmed that she and her husband, former television reporter Mike Owens, have been living at an apartment, also in the Central West End.
“We have not lived at home for 2 months,” Krewson said in a text message to a reporter. “We did it to deescalate the situation, to save police resources, and importantly because our neighbors were being disturbed and threatened.”
The mayor said “for me it comes with the territory.”
“I ran for this job — my neighbors did not,” Krewson said.
Krewson said she and her husband paid for their alternate lodging out of their own funds. She said no city money or campaign funds were being used.
That means she left in early July, which is right after the McClowsky family made headlines.DONATE
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