Rep Doug Collins: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Should Step Down
Rep Doug Collins, (R-Ga) called out Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for his refusal to stop the violence in his city. Wheeler believes the Federal Marshals and Border agents sent to protect the Federal buildings in Portland are causing the violence. And Nancy Pelosi believes him. (Fox & Friends Weekend). Delusion is running rampant through the Democrat party.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) July 19, 2020
Those “peaceful protests”
Portland Police reported:
On Saturday, July 18, 2020, crowds of people gathered throughout Portland for various demonstrations. One group began at Peninsula Park and walked to the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct blocking streets as they went. At around 8:35 p.m., hundreds gathered on the south side of the precinct in a parking lot. Some people tampered with gates, broke patrol vehicle windows, and vandalized patrol vehicles. People taunted officers as they arrived to work.
People in vehicles and on bikes blocked streets around the precinct. At around 9:27 p.m., Portland Police gave public address announcements directing people to leave to the west. The crowd made a two mile walk to the area of North Lombard Street and North Campbell Avenue where the Portland Police Association (PPA) offices are located at about 10:31 p.m.
Individuals began to break in the front doors of the PPA office while others blocked North Lombard Street with dumpsters which were soon lit on fire. Many in the crowd wore helmets and carried clubs and shields.
At about 10:45 p.m., people broke into the PPA office and within a few moments ignited a fire inside. As Portland Police arrived, many began to flee to the east. Portland Police declared a riot due to the violent conduct of the large group creating a grave risk of public alarm. Police issued public address announcements and moved the crowd east. As the crowd was dispersed, several people in the crowd were arrested and officers were able to extinguish the fire. Portland Police did not use any CS gas.
I am hearing conspiracy theories that the Portland Police lit their own union building on fire. This is untrue. I was there. The burning of the PPA was a deliberate and very intelligently executed action by disciplined activists. https://t.co/o0tx2cZkTe
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) July 19, 2020
At the PPA building right now, looks like there may be a fire inside. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #portland #oregon #blm #acab #PortlandProtest #PDXprotest #PortlandPolice pic.twitter.com/dOzXfNDEFb
— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) July 19, 2020
That’s the city of Portland. Note here: Those weren’t “Peaceful protesters,” as the Mayor thinks. Those were violent rioters. The Federal agents assigned to the city were in charge of protecting the Federal buildings, such as the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Though Wheeler and Pelosi declared that President Trump is responsible, they are completely delusional.
Rep Doug Collins didn’t sugarcoat his thoughts on Mayor Wheeler or Pelosi. In an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend , he laid it all out well after Wheeler claimed that it was Trump’s fault for sending Feds into the city, and stated doing that was an “attack on democracy.” [The US is a constitutional Republic, not a Democracy, but then leftists don’t have a clue]. Pelosi claimed that Trump had turned us into a “banana republic” by sending in the Feds.
“I’m not sure what the mayor actually understands democracy to be,” Collins said in response. “Riots and peaceful protests are two different things.”
He noted that $23 million worth of property has been destroyed and there is “absolute chaos” in the streets.
“He doesn’t understand the very basics of government and that government is there to keep and have in place a civil order so that people can feel safe in their communities,” Collins continued.
He went on to say that “there’s no way” Wheeler can “say to the people of Portland that you are safe and that you can go out and do the things that people of freedom under our law and civil order of government can do.”
“This is just disgraceful that a mayor would believe that anarchy … is actually normal,” Collins said.
He then noted that Wheeler shouldn’t be attacking President Trump for his “own failures.”
Rep Doug Collins also took on Nancy Pelosi’s comments:
“She lives in a bubble with her own security detail that goes with her everywhere… She feels safe wherever she goes and she just assumes the rest of the world is OK…These are not civil protesters. Maybe she needs to have an eye exam on Monday instead of coming to work because right now when you look at this, there’s no way you can see this as normal, there’s no way that any city in this country or any state can allow this to continue. ” Rep Doug Collins
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler definitely needs to step down. Rep Nancy Pelosi should retire…soon before her ice cream melts in the heat. And it will, because it’s getting much hotter out there.
Featured photo: Screenshot of dumpster fire in Portland via Twitter video @hungrybowtie