During a new interview with Politico, Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum downplayed the attacks and fires on the Portland federal courthouse.
Per Breitbart, despite the vast array of reporting on the violent riots in Portland, Rosenblum downplayed the attacks against federal property, saying, “I’ve worked in the United States Courthouse. It’s a wonderful building. It’s not going to burn down from a small brushfire or a small firework.”
“There is no question about it, the violence in Portland is an assault on the government of the United States, and AG Rosenblum is doing nothing to support law enforcement and stop this madness,” the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) wrote in a press release on Tuesday.
Maura Healey, the Massachusetts attorney general and the other co-chair for DAGA, backed the riots across many American cities.
“Yes America is burning. But that’s how forests grow,” she wrote in June.
Today in my address to the @bostonchamber, I spoke about how we must seize the opportunity we have right now to build anew in ways that rid us of the institutionalized racism that’s led to America burning today. pic.twitter.com/bJSXMahHyy
— Maura Healey (@maura_healey) June 2, 2020
Rosenblum also backed efforts to defund Portland’s police department.
Rosenblum said that “the city has changed its funding mechanism for some of the units of the police and I believe that the police have been responsive to that, perhaps not welcomed it with open arms, change can be difficult.”
As you can see in the footage below, this fire near the federal courthouse is significant and it’s only one of many.
“The feds is on fire … let the motherfucker burn” pic.twitter.com/h94Sp6tJLd
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) July 27, 2020