Portland’s far-left Mayor Ted Wheeler released a video address shortly after being tear-gassed in a riot Thursday; asking the federal government to “stop terrorizing us” and “stop destroying our community.”
“All of us are saying to our federal government, stop terrorizing us. Stop putting us in danger. Stop destroying our community,” posted Wheeler on social media.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler: "All of us are saying to our federal government, stop terrorizing us. Stop putting us in danger. Stop destroying our community." pic.twitter.com/23oOdsSJVd
— The Hill (@thehill) July 24, 2020
Wheeler reportedly witnessed a blatant arson attack during riots late Wednesday night; seemingly doing nothing before being tear-gassed when the crowd turned even more violent.
Ted Wheeler watches arson attacks on federal building: “With 100 percent honesty I saw nothing that would provoke this response [from federal agents].” https://t.co/EzTx8Waj51
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) July 23, 2020
.@tedwheeler says, “I saw nothing that provoked this response” when asked about his thoughts on federal law enforcement deploying tear gas.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 23, 2020
Wheeler held a tense meeting with protesters late Wednesday night where he was booed, told to resign by the demonstrators, and ultimately tear-gassed after a riot erupted.
“As Wheeler left, a few protesters following him tried to push against his security team once he had entered a building. Others threw water bottles and other projectiles at the glass door,” adds Fox.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 23, 2020
“I think what we’re doing tonight is actually the best thing we can do right now,” Wheeler told the crowd. “Be here, be heard, be unified, and be clear. We didn’t want them, we didn’t ask for them, they’re not trained for what they’re being asked to do. And we want them to leave.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
ANARCHY in PORTLAND: Mayor DECLINES Help from DHS to End 6 Weeks of Non-Stop Anti-Police Protests
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler refused help from the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security this week; saying his city can handle six-weeks of non-stop, anti-police protests that have brought his town to a virtual standstill.
“Today the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security asked to speak with me about demonstration activity in Portland. He expressed his concern about ongoing violence and asked how his agency can help,” said the Mayor.
I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use. We do not need or want their help.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 14, 2020
Downtown Portland last night
45 consecutive days of protests
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 13, 2020
“I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use. We do not need or want their help,” he added.
CHANGE OF HEART: Portland Mayor Says ‘I Don’t Want an Autonomous Zone’ After Protesters Target His Home
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler shut-down the prospect of an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in his city just hours after protesters targeted his home; calling the cop-free area a “distraction” from the cause.
“I do not want an autonomous zone set up in Portland. I’m watching what’s going on in Seattle and I’m not impressed. It’s a distraction… I’m not in Seattle but what I’m hearing coming out of Seattle concerns me,” said Wheeler.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 18, 2020
“Businesses being shaken down to be allowed to operate. If you’re asking if that’s something I support, I do not support that,” he added.
Watch Wheeler’s comments above.