Remember how Democrats and media tried to demonize federal agents for having the temerity to defend themselves and the federal courthouse when under attack from the violence radical rioters in Portland?
“Unidentified stormtroopers,” they screamed. All the violence is because of the feds presence, they argued.
Except, of course, that was nonsense since they were violently rioting long before the extra federal agents showed up and now have been violently rioting since the federal agents are no longer participating in the nightly riot action.
But that’s what media claimed, suddenly all was “peaceful” again. That was, to put it politely, a damn lie.
Instead, the rioters have continued to rampage through the Portland streets, going into residential neighborhoods, trying to burn down police buildings including with officers inside, assaulting members of the public, even attacking little old ladies who try to stand up for what is right.
So when White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany gave a presser earlier today, she made the point that the violence has continued and using the very statement from Ted Wheeler, showing how he’d finally come around to the real nature of the rioters. She blasted him for the previous ridiculous political attack and said he finally came around to the truth, it only took 73 days.
.@PressSec ends WH briefing by congratulating "liberal" Portland Mayor Wheeler for coming around to understand that rioters trying to burn down a building w/people inside are not protesting but conspiring to commit murder https://t.co/w1mhEZ38rt
— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) August 10, 2020
.@PressSec blasts Mayor Ted Wheeler for standing with rioters and calling federal law enforcement “paramilitary forces”.
It took him 73 days to call out violent rioters. pic.twitter.com/8OO5KDi9Nm
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 10, 2020
McEnany pointed out Wheeler’s comment about barricading agents in the building and committing arson being “attempted murder.” But that’s exactly what the rioters did to the federal agents. So are they Ted Wheeler’s “secret police?” or can he just admit how nakedly political he was being?
She so dispatched Wheeler that the White House Press Corps, for once, really couldn’t say anything in response because she was completely right. You hear, for once, no responses after she finished Wheeler off.