The riots have dragged out for weeks.
No one was sure what would happen.
Now, Federal Police are being removed from Portland for this insane reason.
On Wednesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown tweeted out a message discussing how all federal agents in Portland will be removed from the city.
Specifically, her tweet stated:
“After my discussions with VP Pence and others, the federal government has agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland. They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence. Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland.”
While Mike Pence has yet to say anything about this statement, people are waiting in anticipation to hear his reports.
She continued with a second tweet:
“Our local Oregon State Police officers will be downtown to protect Oregonians’ right to free speech and keep the peace. Let’s center the Black Lives Matter movements’ demands for racial justice and police accountability. It’s time for bold action to reform police policies.”
Brown’s wording of these tweets places the blame for the violence directly on the federal officers.
She claims they are completely at fault and that the rioters had no part to play in the violence.
But this is not the case.
Federal agents were sent in because of the violence.
The riots and protests in Portland had grown too dangerous, even deadly, for Portland police to handle.
Brown and the Democrats are trying to frame the police who were keeping the peace for the crimes which the rioters are responsible for.
This blatant rejection of the police officers who put themselves in harm’s way is more proof to how the Democrats are pandering to the whims of the crazed mob.
Most worryingly, the removal of federal agents in Portland leaves the courthouse exposed and vulnerable.
The sight of most of the riots for weeks, the protesters demand it’s destruction.
This fact alone makes the complete removal of federal police an unlikely scenario.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf supports this fact in a tweet sent out shortly after Brown’s.
He rejected her report, saying:
“The Department will continue to maintain our current, augmented federal law enforcement personnel in Portland until we are assured that the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and other federal properties will no longer be attacked and that the seat of justice in Portland will remain secure.”
So either Brown is lying for the sake of a better public image or Wolf is fabricating how much involvement Washington will continue to have in Portland.
Brown claims the violence will stop when federal agents are removed from Portland.
However, this is not the case.
Violence was there before the federal agents were there and it will continue after they are gone.
The whole point of the riots is their cry of “defund the police.”
The rioters do not care if it is federal or state police in their way, they want them gone just the same.
One thing is for sure, whatever Brown has said, the federal agents will not be leaving Portland as long as the courthouse remains the object of the rioters’ focus.