(UnitedVoice.com) – After weeks of snubbing any federal help with the ongoing riots in his city, Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) is now changing his tune. Monday night, the leftist mayor tweeted out that he was seeking a meeting with DHS Secretary Chad Wolf about the disastrous conditions across his city.
Commissioner @JoAnnPDX and I are calling for an immediate meeting with Department of Homeland Security leadership on the ground in Portland and with Acting Secretary @DHS_Wolf to discuss a cease-fire and the removal of heightened federal forces from Portland.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 28, 2020
Earlier this week, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) told the press the violence going on in Portland was “a myth.” Democrats have insisted these are just peaceful protests. So it seems a bit bizarre that Wheeler now wants to discuss a “ceasefire.” Why would they need a ceasefire from peaceful protesters?
This is a complete about-face for the mayor. Just last week, Wheeler told CNN he didn’t want to talk to Wolf. At that time he called for DHS to leave the city.
Despite a useless mayor, President Trump has tried to help the people of Portland by sending federal agents in to stop the riots. Until now, Wheeler has called those agents unnecessary.
It’s unclear what made the mayor see the light. But it seems that he finally admits he’s in over his head with the violent mob. At least that’s a step in the right direction.
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