NEW YORK — Denial is not just a river in Egypt, as the ancient joke goes. It’s the Democrat/media/Left’s comprehensive response to the nationwide riots that rage on, seven weeks after the funeral of police-brutality victim George Floyd. His memory has been kidnapped by the most violent insurrectionists America has seen since 1968.
“Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now?” journalist Austen Fleccas asked Representative Jerrold Nadler (D – New York) on Sunday. “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Nadler replied.
On Tuesday, Nadler further explained Portland’s mythical instability. He excoriated William Barr at a hearing/verbal abuse session that the House Judiciary Committee arranged for the attorney general.
Clearly enraged by the Trump administration’s surge of federal officers sent to Portland to combat the carnage that is not happening there, Nadler said, “The president wants footage for his campaign ads, and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered.”
“The playbook is to create the impression that there is violence, that he must send in federal troops,” Representative Zoe Lofgren (D – California) said at Tuesday’s meeting. “And that is how he [President Trump] hopes to win the election.”
Governor Kate Brown (D – Oregon) wrote Wednesday via Twitter that federal agents “have acted as an occupying force & brought violence.” Brown’s words echoed those of Mayor Ted Wheeler (D – Portland). As he wrote via Twitter on July 14, “my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days…We do not need or want their help.”
But on July 3, Wheeler blamed others for his city’s chaos.
“I remain deeply concerned, however, by groups who continue to perpetrate violence and vandalism on our streets,” Wheeler wrote via Twitter, a day before federal Homeland Security officers reached Portland. “This has been going on for more than a month now.”
Unlike House Democrats, who mainly told Barr to shut up, Republicans introduced a radical reform: They asked Barr questions and let him answer.
“As far as the weapons you mentioned, let me get this straight,” said Representative Steve Chabot (R- Ohio). He listed “rifles, explosives, knives, saws, sledgehammers, Tasers, slingshots, rocks, bricks, lasers. Have I missed anything?”
“You have missed some things, but that’s a good list,” Barr replied. “They have these powerful slingshots with ball bearings that they shoot. They have used pellet guns, we believe. We have found those projectiles have penetrated Marshals to the bone…They do start fires. They start fires, if they can get the fire inside or through the windows. And they start fires along the outside of the courthouse. When the Marshals come out to try to deal with the fires, they are assaulted.”
The Associated Press’ Michael Balsamo embedded himself inside the Mark Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. His dispatches, via Twitter, are chilling. “The lights inside the courthouse have to be turned off for safety & the light from high-powered lasers bounced across the lobby almost all night. The fear is palpable. Three officers were struck in the last few weeks & still haven’t regained their vision.”
DHS’ deployment to Portland is not ritual chest-beating. It’s not toxic masculinity. It’s the law.
According to 40 U.S. Code § 1315, the Secretary of Homeland Security “shall protect the buildings, grounds, and property that are owned, occupied, or secured by the Federal Government.” Acting Secretary Chad Wolf would break federal law if he left the courthouse undefended and let Antifa & Co. burn it to the ground.
“What makes me concerned for the country is this is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our great two political parties, the Democratic Party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts,” Attorney General Barr said. “Why can’t we just say violence against federal courts has to stop? Could we hear something like that?”
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.
There is an old saying……For every finger you point at someone else there are 3 pointing back at you. A truer statement in NADLER and Crats statements. The violence started 30 or more days before the federal building became the target. The gov. responded to protect the building and lives of the people on the property. Antifa and others have been rioting for over 60 days nonstop. NADLER lied as the Crat politicians lied and Portland is a mess. The federal building is still standing and the police have started to do their job. Another flaw in Portland is the mayor is also the police commissioner and never does anything to stop Antifa usually. They run Portland.
Now why is local law enforcement, or federal Law enforcement in the area not saying it is ANTIFA, not one word about the Antifa organization from either agency. simply calling the people protesters, Now if you have better information to prove it is Antifa then you should contact the police and provide them with the information
Antifa admits who they are. Check their pages out on Twitter. You will see their videos of their destruction and arson and anarchy.
Read something other than comic books. Watch news other than the communist news outlets, or better go and see for yourself. Of course you would join with them. Do you REALLY think that antifa is NOT behind this? If so see a shrink.
The past 4 years have shown that Democrats Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi, Schumer, are all outstanding in one skill that most Congressional Democrats are also striving to perfect, and the skill is LYING. They lie about anything that will help their cause, getting President Trump out of the White House. When there are no issues to lie about, they make them up, even insisting on lying about things that aren’t happening, like the peaceful protesting in Portland. Large numbers of citizens have been early-voting with their feet, getting the heck out of certain big cities being ravaged by lawless rioters who are meeting the expectations of elected Democrats who prevent their police from keeping the peace. All in an attempt to bring death and destruction to their cities in order to unseat Trump in November. Democrat voters aren’t all stupid, though, and many are seeing the light. November will decide the direction of the nation, and we will either all win as we recover from COVID or we will all lose if we forget our remarkable history.
The leftist Fascists know they are losing. They are now tring to set the stage for ongoing turmoil to justify in their minds a civil war after November. They want the civil war. That is why they have placed unelectable BIDEN as their front runner. There is no hjope for the Democrats and No other Democrat was willing to be the loser defeated by Trump.
Nadler needs to be dropped in the middle of the next big Riot so he can witness, first-hand, what has been going on for months.
He’s a fat slob, but even fat slobs can learn when forced to. 😊
Dropped from a high flying plane.
Oh, Nadless knows what’s going on, he’s just been ordered by queen Nanzi the Notzee to lie about EVERYTHING, including the thugs tearing their cities apart. He would never say anything that queen Nanzi had not pre-approved. He doesn’t want to be canceled.
take away Nadler’s medication and just maybe he might be able to see what is really going on.
Shoot the useless bastards
Now this implying that the protests are in all of Portland is so misguided it stinks, the protests and destruction, is only on one street for about 6 blocks, now Portland is an are an area of about 1/5 of a m of about 145 Square miles and you are talking about 1/5 of a Square Mile, effected by the protesters. Still where is the local police saying that these protesters are Antifa or any other group except they say that the BOOGALOO BOYS are using the protest to cause problems.
Jackals would describe what you just stated. The Insurrection has been all over Portland. They’ve been in North, NE, SE, and tried to burn down most Police Precincts!
Really sad you have no clue as to what you’re talking about. Trying in any way to justify what these criminals are doing says a lot about you. I just wish when they attack someone they would attack people like you. Then while they’re beating you, you can tell them how much you defend them, they won’t care.
Perhaps if you would use proper grammar we could understand your point. Really pains me when I have to interpret what appears to be good English but is just full of big words. As sounding brass, signifying nothing, I’m afraid, Robert.
It doesn’t matter how many blocks the thugs are tearing up! Good grief, do you think that’s okay? And the police can’t do their jobs because the idjit Dim mayor and governor have ordered them not to!! Wow, you really need to get a clue!
It is claimed that the rioters have powerful slingshots they are using to shoot steel balls. If one of these balls hit someone wouldn’t the effect be similar to a bullet ?? When an officer gets hit with one of these balls I hope someone decides to return the favor with their personal powder propelled slingshot.
Slingshots were weapons of war in the past, are effective yet. These pukes using them should arrested for using deadly weapons.
A democrat accusing the lamestream media of showing footage favorable to the president.
These people are enemy combatants. ANTIFA and B.L.M. are the Marxist Democrats Khmer Rouge. They have been packing those very power commercial pyrotechnical devices with nails making them equal to a claymore mine. The sling shots they are launch marble shooter size ball bearings out of can put a bearing through the side of a 55 gallon drum. These are lethal weapons. Time to put away the gas and rubber bullets and get out the Shotguns and the buckshot. Grab all the zip cuffs you can carry and start wading into the crowd making arrests. Anyone attacks you that’s what the shotgun is for. Charge them all under the sedition act.
The cops should do what the forest service does when a bad bear comes to town. Shoot then with a tranquilizer dart. Shoot all who are in the antifa mob. They fall asleep, then load em up like cord wood and take them to a far away forest (where there is no cell phone service) and dump them out. I think it would stop the mayhem for at lest a week before these thugs find their way back.
SINCE TO THESE TRAITORS, VIOLENCE=PEACE, LETS RAIN DEADLY VIOLENCE ON ALL OF THEM. MAGA EXECUTE ALL ENEMIES. THESE WOULD BE GREAT START.
AMERICA DEMANDS KATE BROWNS EXECUTION
Yep, she was “educated” in Boulder, she’s doing what she was taught to do like a good little Marxist/Communist.
Obviously his head is so far up his anus he can’t see a forest for the trees. I NEVER thought there could be anyone crazier than pelosi, I was wrong in that belief.
There’s always Adam Schiff!
I think Nanzi the Notzee, Nadless, Madman Schiff, Crying Chuckie are all cut from the same cloth…. icky, sticky, stinky, messy cloth.
They all probably have the same prescription of medication, prescribed by Hillary Clinton’s Big pharma.
I wish AG Barr, had after a few moments of insults by the Democrat majority on the House Kangaroo court panel had just stood up and told them. I tell you what, leave the cameras on, record you soap box YouTube videos and post them. If I have time, I will review them and respond back with a summary of answers, since that apparently is not your goal today. To ask questions of a witness and get answers. I haven’t got time for this, I actually have a job to do while you all rant and rave about respect, reclaiming your time, interrupting a witness who is trying to respond to your questions only to have you scream. I “reclaim my time”. Well, I spent several hours here and it seems to have been a complete waste of my time and the tax payers money. How do I and them reclaim that time and money?
Nadler seems to be living in a non-existent world if he thinks that the Antifa movement is anything but a horrendous attempt to destroy America! He seems to believe that there is no carnage in Portland and that Pres. Trump has made it up so that he can get footage for his campaign ad! Nadler’s rage seems to be a clear indication that he’s desperate to prevent Trump’s re-election come November! Needless to say, at this point in time it’s not 100% clear that Trump will be re-elected but Nadler is so terrified that he will be that he can no longer contain himself rationally!