Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was most outraged when a reporter asked the Democrat if the months-long rioting in his city “set the stage” for violence at the U.S. Capitol last week.
Portland has seen months of violent riots perpetrated by left-wing protesters, most identifying as “anti-fascist” or Antifa, since Memorial Day weekend. Wheeler has been criticized for his weak response to the rioters’ violence and for allowing Antifa to take over parts of the city. In fact, the Democrat even joined an Antifa protest in July, though he was booed by the demonstrators and met with chants calling for his resignation.
KATU2 News reporter Genevieve Reaume on Tuesday highlighted such violent rioting during a one-on-one interview with Wheeler, before asking the mayor if protesters’ claims that permitting the violence “set the stage” for violence elsewhere, including “on a national level.”
“Last week, we watched as pro-Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol; the insurrection was unlike anything this country