Nearly a year after riots first erupted in Portland and a week after the latest riot, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote a letter demanding justice from the Department of Homeland Security. This is his second letter in two months.
The letters are addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
First, Jordan asked to know what DHS is doing to protect federal land in the future. During the riots, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt Federal building, the Pioneer Courthouse, and the Gus J. Solomon United State Courthouse, have all been vandalized to varying degrees.
Jordan also noted that rioters caused $20,000 in damage last week to the Portland Boys and Girls Club, which supports underserved children and families.
In that first letter, Jordan asked that Mayorkas and Garland provided the requested information, in writing, no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 12. Then, afterward, the lawmaker asked for them to provide a staff-level briefing. The deadline came and went without any communication, according to Jordan.
Now, Jordan is writing again to make his same demands. The damage is costing the city with every riot; demonstrators caused as much as $20,000 worth of damage just las week, according to the Congressman.
“Americans deserve answers,” Jordan tweeted. His letter asks the following questions:
- Please explain the Justice Department’s current efforts to identify and prosecute
individuals who are attacking federal law enforcement and damaging and vandalizing
federal property in Portland, Oregon.
- Please explain how the Justice Department, in coordination with other relevant
federal law enforcement agencies, is working to prevent individuals from damaging
and vandalizing federal property in Portland, Oregon.
- Please explain whether the Justice Department still believes Portland, Oregon, has
“permitted violence and destruction of property to persist” and has “refused to
undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”
- Please explain whether the Justice Department still believes that “peaceful protestors
do not throw explosives into federal courthouses, tear down plywood with crowbars,
or launch fecal matter at federal officers. Such acts are in fact federal crimes under
statutes enacted by this Congress.”
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A poll published Thursday by RMG Research shows a majority of Americans “believe cartels have more control over the southern border than the U.S. government.”
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National Review reports:
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The rampant hypocrisy of Democratic lawmakers was on full display after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent 50 illegal immigrants to the Martha’s Vineyard, the liberal playground vacation destination in Massachusetts.
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