If I remember correctly, the insurrection in Portland was Trump’s fault. It was also White Nationalists disguised as Antifa who were attacking cops, laying siege to a federal courthouse and causing all of the chaos. Both the mayor of Portland and the governor of Oregon blamed Trump and White Nationalists for the violence in Portland. It hasn’t gone away since Joe Biden became president.
“Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Friday asked residents to help “unmask” the people behind violence at protests in recent weeks, which grew in fervor after police fatally shot a white man at Lents Park.
What he’s saying: “They want to burn, they want to bash, they want to intimidate, they want to assault,” Wheeler said in a Friday video statement, referring to violent protestors. “Our community needs to resume their lives. People need to go back to work. Employers need to be able to reopen …”
It is true that Antifa want to do all of this. They are the boss in Portland.
It is also true that they get away with it because they have been coddled for years by Ted Wheeler, the Multnomah County District Attorney and Gov. Kate Brown. These people are solely responsible for their own unwillingness to enforce the law and prosecute criminals in Portland.
Note: The police are resigning in droves and leaving Portland because nothing can be done about the city’s weak political leadership.