The Washington Times reports that
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, called Sunday for a federal investigation and legal action against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler after an attack on a conservative journalist by antifa activists during a protest that spun out of control.
“To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists,” Mr. Cruz tweeted.
He referred to Mr. Wheeler’s hands-off approach toward protest activity, including his defense last year of police who allowed activists to block traffic and harass drivers during a spontaneous demonstration.
That incident was caught on camera by Andy Ngo, the right-leaning journalist assaulted Saturday, who has run afoul of antifa by chronicling “anti-fascist” protest activity.
Mr. Ngo was attacked by antifa activists at the Portland protest, sustaining bloody cuts and bruises to his face and neck as protesters mobbed him, grabbed his GoPro, and pelted him with milkshakes and projectiles as he tried to walk away, as shown on video of the episode.
Mr. Cruz, who called it a “sickening criminal assault,” wasn’t the only one frustrated with the attack as well as the unruly demonstrations that have roiled Oregon’s largest city since the 2016 election.
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who like Mr. Ngo is openly gay, said he has asked the Justice Department to investigate the incident, tweeting, “This is outrageous. Where was Portland Mayor @tedwheeler?”
Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian called for impeaching Mr. Wheeler, saying he has allowed “street thugs to assault journalists, blockade hospitals, and pull pedestrians out of their cars.”
“His behavior is disgraceful and impeachment proceedings must begin immediately,” tweeted Mr. Boghossian.
Mr. Wheeler had no public comment Sunday on the melee, which saw hundreds of protesters take to the streets to counter a rally held by a few dozen right-wing activists with Proud Boys and Him Too.
The counter-protest was organized by Portland Democratic Socialists of America, the Pop Mob coalition and Rose City Antifa.
John Noonan, senior counselor for military and defense affairs for Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said Mr. Wheeler’s streets are “straight out of Mad Max Thunderdome. This is a giant, glaring failure of leadership.”
Republican National Committeewoman Harmeet K. Dhillon tweeted Saturday that Mr. Ngo had been admitted to the hospital overnight with a “brain bleed,” adding “[y]ou sick ‘journalists’ and other hacks gloating about this should be ashamed.”
The attack prompted a mixed reaction from the media, with some condemning the attack and others arguing that Mr. Ngo knew he was taking a risk by covering the event.
Slate writer Aymann Ismail tweeted that Mr. Ngo was guilty of helping “create an atmosphere of violence,” while the Human Rights Campaign’s Charlotte Clymer said Mr. Ngo “intentionally provokes people on the left to drive his content.”
Portland police said the protest resulted in “multiple assaults” and arrested three protesters. There were numerous reports of activists throwing milkshakes, which police said appeared to be mixed with a quick-drying cement substance.
Charming. Absolutely charming.
Isn’t it funny how those who claim to be the most tolerant among us, are actually the most intolerant of all of us?
The following was posted on the website of Rose City Antifa on June 13th…
On Saturday, June 29, the Proud Boys hate group is planning to invade downtown Portland, looking for targets for violent attacks. This incursion is being set up as “The Battle of Portland Part Two,” occurring nearly one year after the June 30, 2018 Patriot Prayer / “Joey Gibson for U.S. Senate” rally that brought white nationalists and fascists from across the country to assault anti-fascists.
Rose City Antifa and allied groups are calling the community to come out to the streets of Portland on June 29, 2019, to defend our city against this attack. We are asking that people show up at Chapman Square at 12:00PM that day.
One might ask, why should we go out to meet a gang of violent white nationalists looking for a fight? If we don’t show up, won’t they just go home disappointed?
The fact is, when white nationalists and fascists seek violence, they will not go home without it. Their social media posts make it clear that they want a fight. Their history here in Portland shows that when they want to find a target, they will find one.
Just remember…if Antifa was as noble as they claim to be, they would not have to wear black hoods.
They ARE the Fascists.
So, anyway, here we are…with a bunch of paid and unpaid “useful idiots”, as represented by the pimply-faced punks of Antifa, attempting to intimidate all of us normal Americans for actually holding on to Traditional American Values and wanting to “Make America Great Again” through the election of Donald J. Trump to the office of the President of the United States of America.
I have heard this kind of garbage before.
Back in 2011, I got into a discussion on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website with some Cheetos-munching, Mom’s basement-dwelling Lib with no home training, who proceeded to tell me that he would be proud to defecate on the American Flag.
If I could have reached through my computer monitor and throttled that useless, ungrateful spoiled brat, I would have.
That “dude” was yet another example of the useful idiots of this present generation, such as the members of Antifa, who seem to be garnering a lot of national attention for their outrageous, disrespectful…and, yes, intolerant, behavior.
Just as we have bore witness to the glorification of thugs and the vilifying of our local police departments which ramped up during the Obama Administration and the local “communities” which they lay their lives on the line for, every day they put on their uniforms, the effects of LBJ’s “Great Society” on American Culture and the Black Family Unit, so are we witnessing, through the egocentric behavior of this present generation, what happens when children are left to “their own devices”, instead of being raised “in the way in which they should go”.
These “spoiled brats”, like the leaders of the Far Left Democratic Party who inspire their actions, do not care about the “Will of the People”, but, rather, they are intent on implementing and enforcing their Far Left Political Ideology, resulting in a “Tyranny of the Minority”, which we are seeing play out, as paid and unpaid protestors attempted to stop the Nomination and Installation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as our latest Associate Justice on the Supreme Court Trump’s Campaign Rallies, in an attempt to somehow halt the fulfilling of President Trump’s Campaign Promises in order to stop comeback of America which he has been responsible for and to hold on to their “FREE STUFF” bestowed upon them by the “benevolent masters” of the Democrat Party.
If you have ever attempted to debate a Liberal on a Facebook Political Page or a Political Website, they always attempt to present their opinions as facts, with nothing by Political Rhetoric to back them up.
The use of Karl Marx/Saul Alinsky-inspired “Class War Politics” by the Democratic Leadership, while promising to somehow restore Barack Hussein Obama’s “share the wealth” failed Domestic Policy, has inspired these self-absorbed Modern American Liberals to act like the Bolsheviks of the Russian Revolution, in an attempt to create a divided nation, the likes of which has not been seen since “The War of Northern Aggression”. for the sole purpose, as Senator Lindsey Graham pointed out during the Kavanaugh Hearing, to gain back their political power.
When our Founding Fathers sat down to provide form and substance to the laws and procedures for governing this new country, which they had fought and won a bloody war over, by pledging their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, they were very aware of the price of tyranny and the danger of mob rule.
They determined that this new nation would be a Constitutional Republic, having had their fill of monarchies.
And, that Sacred Document, our United States Constitution, gives each of us the right, including Trump, to speak our minds and be heard.
It gives the protestors of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump that right, too…but, not at the expense of others, by attempting to destroy a good man through lies and innuendos or by strong-arming and harassing those who refuse to believe the way they do, as they did those in Portland whom they assaulted with a milkshake/cement mixture, for the expressed purpose of denying someone their First Amendment Rights.
Our Constitution, in fact, allowed then-Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton to call all of us who believe in Traditional American Values and the preservation of American as the Greatest Country on God’s Green Earth “Deplorables”.
However, that same Constitution, which Americans have fought and died for to preserve, also gives me the right to label the actions of the pimple-faced punks known as Antifa and the “Social Justice Warriors” who support them for what it actually is:
“HYPOCRITICAL LIBERAL INTOLERANCE”.
Until He Comes,