President Trump directed federal authorities to confront radical groups staging riots across liberal cities. Attorney General Barr has been directing the DOJ to apprehend and prosecutor dangerous rioters. He is set to give remarks on the situation this week before the House. His opening statement has been released. It’s a doozy.
Although many Democrat mayors have tried to oppose Trump’s efforts to restore peace, the DOJ has been busy. Federal law enforcement has been working in major cities to apprehend numerous figures behind the seemingly endless riots we are witnessing. In Portland alone, dozens of rioters have been arrested and prosecuted.
Federal authorities in Portland have arrested 74 demonstrators and charged 60 with federal crimes, Department of Justice (DOJ) spokeswoman Kerri Kupec announced on Monday.
The DOJ spokeswoman made the announcement on Monday, providing the number of federal arrests and charged cases “related to violent opportunists & civil unrest.” [Source: Breitbart]
We know that hundreds have been protesting and rioting in Portland. This number represents those the DOJ probably believes are ringleaders or those with information needed to take down Antifa and other radical groups.
Yet still, Democrats ignore the violence, claiming these protesters are peaceful. They try to brand Trump as some kind of dictator for trying to restore law and order in cities run by corrupt Democrats. AG Barr had a few words to say about that. And he roasted the left.
“In the wake of George Floyd’s death, violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests to wreak senseless havoc and destruction on innocent victims. The current situation in Portland is a telling example,” Barr said. “Every night for the past two months, a mob of hundreds of rioters has laid siege to the federal courthouse and other nearby federal property. The rioters arrive equipped for a fight, armed with powerful slingshots, tasers, sledgehammers, saws, knives, rifles, and explosive devices. Inside the courthouse are a relatively small number of federal law enforcement personnel charged with a defensive mission: to protect the courthouse, home to Article III federal judges, from being overrun and destroyed.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Barr called the riots in Portland, an “assault on the Government of the United States.” He went on to describe the kind of violence rioters have inflicted on police and innocent bystanders. He criticized the media for calling these criminals “peaceful protesters” saying peaceful people “do not throw explosives into federal courthouses… or launch fecal matter of federal officers.”
What’s going on in Portland is just the tip of the iceberg. Rioters in other cities attack businesses and homes. Americans from coast to coast have suffered as “peaceful” protesters destroyed their communities, livelihoods, and neighborhoods.
Barr called out the House, saying every official “should condemn violence” in America. Yet I wonder how many on the left will embrace his words? Democrats apparently think these riots are helping them, even as Americans suffer the consequences.
Are Democrats so blind that they’d believe what their media says? The people who parrot their own talking points? That must be the case, because Democrats continue to promise to defund cops and embrace criminal rioters. Any efforts Trump makes to end the chaos is met with complaints and accusations.
It’s like living in an upside-down world, at least if you live in a blue city.
Barr ended his open statement with a promise that the DOJ will continue to uphold the rule of law. Even as Democrats try to stop federal law enforcement from restoring order in their cities, Barr’s not backing down.
Perhaps, if Democrats were smart, they’d get on board with his plan. But something tells me… no, they won’t.