The mayors of Portland, Seattle and Chicago are screaming bloody murder over President Trump’s sending of federal agents to protect federal buildings from out of control mobs.
In Portland, the feds used flash bangs, teargas and pepper balls against the mobs that were trying to attack the federal courthouse because local cops failed to restrain the unpeaceful protesters.
The mobs were almost all-white, most of them being college students and graduates.
What really pissed off Portland’s mayor and the BLM-loving media was that the feds had the audacity to chase the hooligans down the street in order to arrest some of those who threw objects at them before trying to flee the scene.
Critics of the feds claim that their mere presence escalated the violence.
The feds were right in teargassing, pepper balling and chasing down the unpeaceful protesters. If some actual peaceful protesters got hurt in the process, that’s just tough shit. They should have headed straight home the moment the mob tried to storm the courthouse.
Trump is reportedly sending an additional 100 deputy US marshals to Portland.
At the request of congressional Democrats, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has opened an investigation into the the use of force taken by the feds in Portland and in the nation’s capital to clear the way for Trump to make his bible-waving photo-op in front of St. John’s Church.
President Trump was absolutely right in sending 114 federal law enforcement officers to Portland. And under the circumstances, the amount of force used by the feds in Portland seemed to be appropriate.