After 49 days of unremitting Antifa riots in Portland, the Department of Homeland Security deployed officers to crack down on the violence, and immediately the Democrats chose a side.
Instead of supporting a return to civil order and the rule of law, Democrats sided with civil unrest and lawlessness. And to justify their support of violent insurrectionists over America’s civil society, the Democrats flat-out lied.
The talking points are unhinged: “Unidentified agents” (or “Secret Police”) “kidnapping” “protesters” and “throwing them” into the back of “unmarked vans.”
They were DHS officers and the shoulder patches on their uniforms reflected that. So, no, they weren’t “unidentified” nor were they “secret police.”
“Kidnapping protesters” in this instance is what we on Planet Earth call “arresting criminals.” That’s what police are for, you know.
And for decades, police have used of “unmarked” vehicles. This is absolutely nothing new.
So let me translate the Democrats’ lying talking points for you. Federal officers from a clearly designated branch of Federal law enforcement began arresting violent Antifa rioters after city and state leaders refused to enforce the law for 49 days.
That’s it. That’s the story.
But the Democrats chose a side. And they sided with the violent Antifa rioters.
Democrat Senators like Ed Markey, Chris Murphy and Elizabeth Warren wasted no time rushing onto Twitter to decry DHS arresting violent rioters who have thrown Portland into utter chaos for 49 days.
Senator Markey, tweeting out a Washington Post story about it had this to say:
We can’t even hold ordinary police officers accountable. Now Trump is sending a secret police force of unidentified, militarized agents to Portland to terrorize protestors.
Good heavens, the lies. “Terrorize protesters” … by arresting the violent criminals who are committing assault and arson.
These agents should be immediately withdrawn and we need to ban the use of unidentified officers.
“Ban the use of unidentified officers” who were not “unidentified” to begin with. Yeah, that’ll help restore order.
They were wearing shoulder patches as well as POLICE patches on their chests and backs. What does Markey want exactly — for the officers to wear their names, addresses and social security numbers on their helmets?
According to DHS, “The CBP agents identified themselves and were wearing CBP insignia during the encounter. The names of the agents were not displayed due to recent doxing incidents against law enforcement personnel who serve and protect our country.” [Emphasis Dianny’s]
Said Connecticut’s stupidest Senator Chris Murphy:
This behavior from unidentified federal officers is chilling. Without identification, there can be no accountability when something goes wrong, and there is no way for citizens to tell the difference between real and fake law enforcement.
Again, they were wearing shoulder patches that identified what branch of law enforcement they were. For crap’s sake, this isn’t hard, people.
Naturally, Pocahasbeen Warren chimed in as well:
I thought we’d already covered this after the attacks in Lafayette Square: the US government should not be using unidentified federal officers as a secret police force to terrorize US citizens & violate their constitutional rights. This is outrageous.
You do not have a Constitutional right to commit assault or arson. The only thing outrageous here is Pocahasbeen’s idiotic, ignorant comments.
But the pièce de résistance came from the Speaker of the House (and third in line for the Presidency), Nancy Pelosi:
Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.
“Unidentified stormtroopers.” Sweet merciful Zeus.
“In response to ‘graffiti.’” Right, Nancy. It was all about “graffiti.”
Honestly this woman is loathsome.
These are not the actions of a democratic republic.
You understand? Arresting violent rioters who have held a city hostage for 49 days is not the actions of a democratic republic. Whereas letting violent rioters hold your city hostage for 49 days is totally what we do in a democratic republic.
@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.
You mean it’s mission to uphold the law and protect citizens from domestic terrorists? That mission?
Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.
Yes, Nancy, you gin-soaked hag. They’re “stormtroopers.”
I wonder if Nancy was this upset when “stormtroopers” “kidnapped” Roger Stone in a pre-dawn raid over a process crime while CNN filmed it. I’m thinking she wasn’t.
Last week, Pelosi hinted at her position on violent rioters when she poo-pooed the mob tearing down statues. But now, she’s dropped all pretense and is actively, openly showing which side she is on.
But, but, but GRAFFITI!!!
Democrats chose a side in this violent insurrection. And they are on the side of the insurrectionists.
The so-called Party of the Middle Class is now the Party of Violent Anarchy.
The Democrats chose a side.
They’ve chosen the people who want to utterly destroy our “democratic republic” and make us ungovernable.
And for some inexplicable reason, the Democrats think choosing the side of violent domestic terrorists is a winning strategy going into November.
As far as I understand it, the Democrat Party’s 2020 “firewall” is supposed to be suburban women.
Think about that.
Do they really believe that suburban women will be stampeding to the polls in November to vote for the party embracing wanton violence, anarchy and rioting?
It’s bad enough that Democrats are dipping their toe in the Defund the Police nonsense. But actively condemning law enforcement restoring order to a failed city held hostage by anarchists?
On what planet is that a winning strategy?
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