In multiple cities across the United States, a peculiar thing is happening.
Liberal mayors are allowing lawless rioters to do whatever they want, while law abiding citizens are stuck in their homes.
In Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and other cities, the mayors actually seem to be siding with the rioters and telling police to stand down.
This is unfair to their peaceful, tax-paying citizens.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Democratic mayors align with rioters and looters against police
Fifteen Democratic mayors have signed a letter addressed to Trump administration officials demanding the removal of federal agents from their cities or the cessation of impending deployments. On Monday, the letter was sent to Attorney General William Barr and acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf.
The mayors and cities named should come as no surprise: Portland, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, San Jose, Oakland, Phoenix, Tucson, Sacramento, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, and Kansas City, Missouri. Some have become the epicenter of protests that have devolved into riots, anarchy, looting, vandalism, and cowardly attacks on law enforcement.
The letter charges, “federal law enforcement is being deployed for political purposes.”
Actually, the White House (and much of the country) is simply exhausted and disgusted by seeing progressive politicians so beholden to their leftist political constituencies that they dare not call out those causing the mayhem.
They also dare not express support for their demonized police agencies. But what these mayors do have intestinal fortitude for are worthless gestures calling out the president for attempting to restore law and order in cities under siege.
That’s not reckless hyperbole or demagoguery. It’s actually backed up by facts on the ground.
Trump has tried to help and he gets responses like this one, from the mayor of Seattle:
Seattle is fine. Don’t be so afraid of democracy. https://t.co/o26PkJnYhA
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 12, 2020
And this one from the mayor of Portland:
Nothing can justify this intervention. The President's actions are unconstitutional. https://t.co/3fxXTprBwi
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 22, 2020
They care more about the mob than they do about maintaining law and order.