Grassley Calls on Biden to Condemn Antifa Rampage in Portland and Seattle


From The Epoch Times:

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) urged President Joe Biden to condemn the actions of far-left rioters in the Pacific Northwest, who after Wednesday’s inauguration damaged property, set fires, and clashed with police despite Biden’s pleas for unity.

“I’m waiting for Pres Biden to condemn violence/looting/arson last two days in Oregon & Washington state,” Grassley wrote in a tweet.

Biden, as of Thursday evening, had not commented on the incidents, which involved Antifa and anarchist groups, and possibly others, rampaging in the streets of Portland and Seattle on Wednesday, voicing their opposition to the government, law enforcement, and the freshly sworn-in president.

In Portland, black-clad activists with their faces covered broke windows and the glass door at the Democratic Party of Oregon business office, spray-painting an anarchist symbol over the party sign, tipping over garbage containers, and lighting the contents on fire.

Multiple windows were shattered at the William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse in Seattle, Wash., on Jan. 20, 2021. (Seattle Police Department)

“We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres,” read a banner they marched under, which featured an image of a Kalashnikov, while others carried a sign saying, “We are not governable,” which was dotted with anarchy symbols.

Portland police said some rioters carried “pepper ball guns, electronic crowd control weapons similar to Tasers, large fireworks, shields and rocks.”

Some of the items seized from rioters in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 20, 2021. (Portland Police Department)

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