Antifa had their own New Year’s Eve celebration in mind for Portland’s downtown district. Marking its 221st day of “protests,” the anarchist crowd inflicted tens of thousands of dollars more in damage to a city that has clearly had enough.
Squishy liberal Mayor Ted Wheeler was slow on the uptake. The protests, he continued to claim were “mostly peaceful,” except when they actually were not. Taking advantage of the fact that most of the rioters were white men, the Mayor Wheeler decided to follow President Trump’s lead and declare that it was time to “push back.”
“My good-faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence and even scorn from radical Antifa and anarchists,” the mayor complained. Resembling a fed-up and somewhat emaciated looking Pop-Eye, the mayor voiced his bottom line: “That’s all I can stand. I can’t stand no more.”
Now that the city government has lost all credibility and the police are totally demoralized over the lack of support, the mayor has decided to “use additional tools” to bring the violence to an end. It’s “time to push back harder…and take more risks” to battle the lawlessness that has been going on for over six months now.
Sheriff Mike Reese gave reporters a chilling recap of what the rioters were up to. It was nothing less than insurrection and an attempt to storm Portland’s federal justice center after rioting downtown. “Commercial rockets had been fired at the building, and a Molotov Cocktail had been thrown as well.”
Watch the video as both the mayor and sheriff describe how President Trump was right all along.