nearvideo conservative journalist Andy Ngo said he was attacked during the anti-fascist protest
Sen Cruz calls for ‘legal steps’ against Portland mayor after protests; reaction from former Deputy assistant attorney general Tom Dupree.
Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler seemed to shun responsibility for the facilitation of the Antifa, free to roam the streets and commit violence in the city and insists that he always orders the police to “enforce the law.”
Wheeler, who was in office since January of 2017, has led, under fire for the rise of Fascism in his town, particularly after a June 29 protest to the violent attacks, the conservative journalist Andy Ngo.
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Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler. (Facebook)
“The plan for the game, we have up to this point is effective,” Wheeler Oregon FOX 12 said the violence on the streets.
“The plan for the game, we have up to this point, not more effective.”
— Ted Wheeler, Portland, Ore., Mayor
Ngo was seen, was kicked, doused with a milk shake in a collision between Antifa and members of the conservative group, Proud of the boys during the protests. As a result of the attack, an Ngo, said he suffered a brain hemorrhage.
Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner released a statement following the violent protests, the blame Wheeler for the lack of enforcement and say: the mayor needs to ” remove the handcuffs from our officers and let them stop the violence by the strong and swift enforcement.”
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, meanwhile, called for a Federal investigation of Wheeler and his actions, the permits may be “domestic terrorists” to attack the Americans on the streets.
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But Wheeler, who also serves as police Commissioner as part of the mayor’s office, denies he was responsible for the lack of police presence at the protest.
“I thought it was a United States senator,” Wheeler, the outlet said. “The truth is, I was not here. I was not even in the United States. I was with my family in Ecuador on a wildlife tour.”
“One of the things I want the public to know that it is a unified incident command center, which is involved in these demonstrations,” he continued. “There is one incident commander, surely the police is the President.”
“The truth is, I was not here. I was not even in the United States. I was with my family in Ecuador on a wildlife tour.”
— Ted Wheeler
He added: “I’ve never been a tactical decision, and I most certainly not on 29. June.”
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Wheeler also claims that he never said Portland police not to enforce some laws, on the contrary, he claims that he specifically asked about the violence during the protests.
“Enforce the law, don’t let the people acts of violence, commit to the people not to shut down the regional transit,” Wheeler said, were under the guidelines. “Keep the city active and in motion. Do not let people on the highways and do something stupid.”