This is a powerful video from the Washington Post:
Speaking of what is going on in Oregon, does anyone remember when Ammon Bundy (son of rancher Cliven Bundy) led a takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon? That was a bunch of armed men taking over and destroying federal property illegally, which is exactly what Donald Trump is accusing the protesters in Portland of doing, except worse.
Can you imagine if Barack Obama had sent in federal agents to storm the refuge headquarters using tear gas and other munitions? The right would have gone crazy ballistic. But now, when the shoe is on the other foot in Portland, all they can talk about is “law and order”, and the need to protect federal property.
So much hypocrisy. And here’s one last little bit. The Malheur takeover was a protest over the arson conviction of two Oregon ranchers, a father and son named Hammond, for deliberately setting multiple large fires on federal land and making death threats against federal employees.
In 2018, Donald Trump gave full pardons to the Hammonds. So much for law and order.