(Tea Party PAC) – During a press conference on Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) doubled down on her decision not to utilize the National Guard in Portland despite the city’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, requesting that she do so. Brown asserted that the city needs to rely on “our trained law enforcement” and that the National Guard is not properly trained. She even spoke on behalf of the Superintendent of the Oregon State Police saying he would agree with her that the Guard isn’t needed. Portland has been experiencing rioting for over three months now but clearly Brown has everything under control.
In a news release last week, Brown tried to pin the violence on a “right-wing” group and “white supremacists” saying, “The right-wing group Patriot Prayer and self-proclaimed militia members drove into downtown Portland last night, armed and looking for a fight. Every Oregonian has the right to freely express their views without fear of deadly violence. I will not allow Patriot Prayer and armed white supremacists to bring more bloodshed to our streets.”
Going on to say, “Time and again, from Charlottesville to Kenosha to Portland, we have seen the tragic outcome when armed right-wing vigilantes take matters into their own hands. Gun violence is never, ever the answer.” Apparently, the violence committed by Black Lives Matter and Antifa is the answer?
In their report on the Governor’s news release, KTVZ said this, “The Governor will also convene a community forum, including Mayor Wheeler, and inviting Black protest organizers and community leaders to discuss racial justice and police reform in the City of Portland. The group will create a venue for all community voices to come together, listen to each other, and co-create a just and peaceful future.”
When they say “community voices” you can be sure that does not include conservatives or any “right-wing” individuals.
Governor Brown has been stoking the flames of violence and chaos since the riots began with divisive and hateful rhetoric claiming it’s actually President Trump’s fault that radical leftists are burning down one of the most liberal cities in America.
Earlier in the day, prior to releasing her news release last Sunday, she said, “For the last several years, and escalating in recent months, President Trump has encouraged division and stoked violence. It happened in Charlottesville. It happened in Kenosha. And now, unfortunately, it is happening in Portland, Oregon.
“But despite the President’s jeers and tweets, this is a matter of life and death. Whether it’s his completely incompetent response to the pandemic, where nearly 200,000 have died, or his outright encouragement of violence in our streets: it should be clear to everyone by now that no one is truly safe with Donald Trump as President.”
She even artfully threw in a reference to the coronavirus. She sounds exactly like the lockstep liberal sycophant that she is.
She has since last week not budged and is still refusing to call in the National Guard even when Portland’s own Mayor has changed his tune and is asking for the help especially after a week of her “law enforcement plan” making no positive difference in the city.
Brown stated Friday, “In terms of Oregon, I’m relying on our trained law enforcement. The Superintendent of the State Police, Travis Hampton, the Portland Police Chief, Chuck Lovell, Travis — Superintendent Hampton would say that A. We don’t need the National Guard at this time, and B. That they are not trained for this work. What we need on the ground is trained law enforcement. And that’s why I created the uniform law enforcement plan, to bring both local and state officials together behind a plan to keep people safe and to protect free speech rights.”