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ANTIFA UNLEASHED: Portland Mayor Defends Police Inaction During Oregon Protest

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.15.18

The liberal Mayor of Portland, Oregon Ted Wheeler praised his police department’s “decisions” during the Antifa-led protests over the weekend; saying they had to “weigh complex legal” issues before cracking-down on the left-wing activists.

Wheeler posted his response on social media following harsh criticism after law enforcement failed to restore order when “rival political factions” attacked each other in downtown Portland.

“I was appalled by what I saw in that clip and I support the decisions of the [Portland Police]. I trust them,” Mayor Ted Wheeler tweeted Friday. “I believe them as the law enforcement professionals who have to weigh complex legal and safety issues, not only for the people on the streets but also for themselves.”

The Mayor’s comments come days after leading Democrats -including Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, and Hillary Clinton- urged their supporters to ratchet up their anti-GOP efforts heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

h/t Daily Caller