Portland Mayor: Violent Rioters ‘Attempting to Commit Murder’

[Ed. Note: “Ted Wheeler” is quickly becoming an effective two-word argument against democracy itself.]

by Hannah Bleau

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) on Thursday condemned the violence that recently convulsed his city, stating demonstrators are “attempting to commit murder” following an attack on East Precinct, where violent left-wing agitators attempted to set it ablaze.

“When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder,” Mayor Wheeler, who has remained relatively soft on demonstrators — even joining them last month — said.

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