Portland, OR has been under siege by rolling riots for around 100 days now by the machinations of Antifa and their self-proclaimed allies in the Black Lives Matter movement. This has been largely caused by the cowardliness of their mayor, Ted Wheeler, who has refused to enforce the law and has instead played rhetorical footsie with the radicals burning his city. Instead of accepting federal help, he and the governor of the state have instead chosen to try to blame Trump, which makes no sense whatsoever. You can not blame someone for your failures when you refuse their help.
Things escalated after rioters started harassing Wheeler’s condo building. Fires were set, including Molotov cocktails being thrown, and fireworks were used to keep residents from having any peace. You’d think that might bring Wheeler to his senses, but nah. He’s just going to run away.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 3, 2020
Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler told residents in his condo building on Monday that he intends to move out of the facility after it was attacked by far-left extremists, saying that he was doing so for their safety.
The Oregonian reported that Wheeler told residents that it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” that he finds a new place to live.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” the email said. “It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”
The local paper reported that Wheeler bought a two-bedroom condo in the 114 unit building in 2017 for $840,000.
At least Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot had the good sense to just be a brazen hypocrite, banning protests in front of her house after rioters tried to enter her neighborhood. Wheeler, being the ultimate beta, has decided to just tuck tail, which will only further embolden the anarchists and race warriors.
Where’s he going to go anyway? They’ll just find him again and do the same thing they did to his condo. These people are not his friends. Oddly enough, they hate Wheeler even though he’s about as left-wing as you can get. Yet, he continues to coddle these people instead of protecting his city.
Antifa and Black Lives Matter will see this as a victory. They won’t back down because Wheeler gave in for the umpteenth time. That he’s almost certainly going to be re-elected shows just how far gone Portland really is.
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