Democratic Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler has decided to move from his $840,000 condo to avoid rioters attacking his building. This is the same Mayor of Portland, who just last Friday sent President Trump an overtly political letter refusing federal assistance to help quell the rioting amid nearly 100 consecutive days of violence in his city. Last week, the deranged rioters attempted to burn down Portland city hall.
It must be nice to be a member of the Democratic elite, watching the world burn safely from their glass houses, then when the violence gets a bit too close for comfort, having the ability to move. For Mayor Wheeler, that will likely be his $1.3 million home in Portland’s West Hills, his beachfront property in Arch Cape, Oregon or his $800,000 property in San Juan.
What about the residents who don’t have the luxury of moving? Those citizens are being deserted by their elected official and left to fend for themselves.
According to the New York Post:
“Portland’s police chief, Chuck Lovell, used the arson attack on Wheeler’s condo building as proof that “the nightly violence is coming at increased cost.”
“Our elected officials need to do their part to draw a line in the sandand to hold people accountable,” he said, calling for “urgent action.”
“The violent behavior must end,” the chief said.”
“Wheeler also attacked the acts of “senseless violence” that “range from stupid, to dangerous, to criminal” — while highlighting alleged police brutality and saying he still stands with protesters.”
While Wheeler stands with protestors from the comfort one of his many properties outside of the city of Portland, the residents and small business owners will still have to deal with the violence that plagues their streets because their Mayor is politicizing a crisis and refuses help from the federal government.