President Trump’s Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has sent a final warning to Portland.
According to Town Hall:
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf sent a letter to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler asking him to step up and ask for help from the federal government as his city has seen months of unrelenting protests and bloody riots. Eyewitness accounts have provided disturbing images and videos of Black Lives Matter and Antifa members brutally beating people. But the mayor recently rejected President Trump’s help.
“On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks,” Wheeler wrote in his open letter last week.
He added that most of the protesters in Portland are “peaceful,” and that when Trump sent federal agents to the city last month, he made the situation “worse.”
“I urge you to prioritize public safety and to request federal assistance to restore law and order in Portland,” Wolf wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News. “We are standing by to support Portland. At the same time, President Trump has made it abundantly clear that there will come a point when state and local officials fail to protect its citizens from violence, the federal government will have no choice but to protect our American citizens.”
Wolf pointed to the request for federal law enforcement help by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, and how that request largely helped end the violence.