President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, has come out and condemned the left-wing violence that has erupted in the Pacific Northwest.
Psaki made the statements during a press conference held on Monday afternoon, noting that President Biden stands against violence of any kind “in the strongest possible terms.”
The comment came after being asked why the nation hasn’t “heard anything directly” from the president concerning this matter.
via Washington Examiner:
“Peaceful protests are a cornerstone of our democracy, but smashing windows is not protesting and neither is looting, and actions like these are totally unacceptable, and anyone who committed a crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent,” she said. “Our team is, of course, monitoring it very closely.”
Psaki also dodged a follow-up question on whether businesses affected by both COVID-19 and the riots would be getting targeted government relief.
Far-left protesters in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, have continued their monthslong nightly battle with law enforcement since last year. The clashes began in the summer following the death of George Floyd, a black man whose death in the custody of a white police officer in Minnesota sparked nationwide demonstrations.
Just a few hours after Biden was inaugurated president, left-wing militant groups tore through the streets of Portland and Seattle protesting against the new administration.
Now, why would they do that? Isn’t this what they wanted? Trump gone and a Democrat in charge?
No. Not it’s not what they wanted. Antifa and other groups want to see someone extremely left-wing, a socialist, put in office so they can be given all of the things on their wish list. Things that would destroy our nation from top to bottom.
These people are dangerous. Not just physically, but also ideologically. And yet, we’re not calling for their right to free speech to be taken away. See how that works?