WATCH: Press Sec. McEnany Shows Video Of The Ongoing Situation In Portland (VIDEO)
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany showed video footage of what has been going on in Portland and said Democrat Mayor Wheeler is, “failing at his duty to protect his streets and his city there in Portland. “
Sec. McEnany acknowledged, “The first duty of government is to protect the safety of our citizens. That’s what Attorney General Barr said when he was here at the White House just a few days ago.”
“For 55 days in Portland, Oregon, we’ve seen lawlessness, anarchy, and destruction that threatens peace in our streets and the safety of our fellow American citizens and the safety of our brave law enforcement officers.” Secretary McEnany added and stated, “Yet some Democrats and some in the media continue to ignore reality.”
Press Secretary McEnany also quoted a post shared by the Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler, “What I saw last night was powerful in many ways. I listened, heard, and stood with the protesters and I saw what it means when the federal government unleashes paramilitary forces against its own people”,and then said, “That was a quote from the Democrat mayor who quite literally stood in the middle of a riot as violent protesters attacked a federal building.”
Sec. McEnany criticized the left, “That is appalling and Mayor Wheeler’s clearly failing at his duty to protect his streets and his city there in Portland. The federal government has a sworn duty to uphold the laws of the United States through field offices and federal facilities across the country. These agents protect and serve the American people. Yet the rhetoric of the left undermines our justice system, with Nancy Pelosi calling them “storm troopers”, Jim Clyburn calling them the Gestapo, and Wheeler using the term paramilitary forces.”
Secretary McEnany continued, “Under President Trump, violent crime rates in America finally began to fall. Rhetoric like this cannot be allowed to set us back, augmenting the Federal Protective Service, guarding federal property in Portland. Our brave officers have said since augmenting them, I should say, our brave officers have faced all of these various things, like rioters barricading officers inside the Hatfield Federal Courthouse, trapping officers inside a, quote, commercial-grade mortar firework was launched by rioters.”
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