Antifa took to the streets in both Portland, Oregon and Seattle Washington on January 20, only hours after Joe Biden was inaugurated, where they destroyed the Portland, Oregon Democrat Party Headquarters, and scrawled “f**k Biden” on one of the few intact windows near the building’s entrance. It took the Biden administration’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, five days to disavow the left wing violence.
When asked by a reporter about the violent episode that saw American Flags looted and burned and the Democrat Party of Portland, Oregon headquarters trashed, Psaki offered a brief disavowal for the left wing political violence that – in part – targeted her boss, the sitting U.S. President.
“President Biden condemns violence and any violence in the strongest possible terms,” Psaki told the journalist. “Peaceful protests are a cornerstone of our democracy, but smashing windows is not protesting, and neither is looting.”
Psaki, speaking for the Biden administration, added “Actions like these are totally unacceptable and anyone who committed a crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Our team is, of course, monitoring it very closely.”
On the Portland riot, National File reported:
A new video shows the words “f**k Biden” scrawled prominently near the entrance, on one of the few windows left intact from the Antifa assault.
As National File previously reported, this violence took place this evening and seems to have lasted for hours. Local police at one point asked the protesters to stop vandalizing the Democrat headquarters.
Regarding the simultaneous riot in Seattle, National File reported:
Antifa is taking to the streets in what appears to be a planned riot following Biden’s inauguration. They began by marching in the street in large numbers, clad in black bloc clothing.
After shutting down traffic, members of Antifa set fire to a series of United States flags.
At press time, it appears the police have begun making some arrests of the protesters, while others are still marching through the streets of Seattle.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler recently admitted to police that he used pepper spray against an Antifa member who confronted him for not properly wearing a face mask while dining in a restaurant. Wheeler claimed he was worried the man would give him COVID.