Sen. Grassley calls on Biden to condemn protesting in Oregon, Washington

Sen. Grassley calls on Biden to condemn protesting in Oregon, Washington

Sen.
Chuck
Grassley,
R-Iowa,
took
to
twitter
Thursday
night
to
call
on

President
Biden
to
condemn
Inauguration
Day

protests
turned
violent
riots
in
Portland
and
Seattle.

More
than
a
dozen
people
have
been
arrested
in
the
two
North
West
cities,
according
to
police
reports
Thursday,
after
anti-Biden
demonstrators
targeted
government
buildings
and
the
Oregon
Democratic
Party
building
in
Portland.

Portland
police
reported
that
roughly
75
people
marched
up
to
the
Democratic
Party
headquarters
and
vandalized
the
building
with
spray
paint
and
broke
windows.

PORTLAND
RIOTERS
DAMAGE
ICE
BUILDING;
POLICE
DECLARE
‘UNLAWFUL
ASSEMBLY’

The
city’s
U.S.
Immigration
and
Customs
Enforcement
agency
was
then
targeted
by
a
group
of
a
150
people,
who
also
vandalized
the
building
with
anti-Biden
and
anti-police
messages

forcing
police
to
call
an
unlawful
assembly
and
use
tear
gas
to
break
up
the
crowds.

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

Fox
News
could
not
immediately
reach
the
Iowa
Republican
for
comment
on
how
he
would
like
to
see
Biden
tackle
the
recent
unrest.

The
protests
that
proceeded
Wednesday’s
inauguration
were
reminiscent
of
the
violent
protests
carried
out
last
summer.

Police
officials
have
not
said
who
they
believe
were
behind
the
protests
Wednesday
evening,
though
videos
of
the
events
showed
people
largely
dressed
in
black
with
helmets.

The

Portland
Police
Bureau
also
noted
that
many
of
them
came
prepared
with
shields
and
gas
masks.

Spray
painted
messages
left
behind
on
the
vandalized
buildings
left
messages
such
as
“F-Biden”
and
the
anarchy
sign.

Images
circulated
on
social
media
showing
protestors
walking
with
signs
that
read
“We
don’t
want
Biden,
we
want
revenge”
and
“We
are
ungovernable.”

Security
officials
were
on
high
alert
across
the
country
following
the
attack
on
the
U.S.
Capitol
by
pro-Trump
supporters
on
Jan.
6

though
protests
across
the
country
on
Inauguration
Day
remained
minimal
despite
concerns.

Biden
addressed
the
nation
in
his
first
speech
as
president
calling
for
unity.

“Politics
doesn’t
have
to
be
a
raging
fire
destroying
everything
in
its
path,”
Biden
said
during
his
inaugural
address
Wednesday.
“Every
disagreement
doesn’t
have
to
be
a
cause
for
a
total
war,
and
we
must
reject
the
culture
in
which
facts
themselves
are
manipulated,
and
even
manufactured.”

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“My
fellow
Americans,
we
have
to
be
different
than
this.
America
has
to
be
better
than
this.
And
I
believe
America
is
so
much
better
than
this,”
he
added.

Biden
has
not
yet
commented
on
the
Portland
and
Seattle
protests.

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