Urge use of national guard.
Candidates Joanna Harbour, Republican candidate for Oregon's 3rd Congressional district and Amy Ryan Courser, Republican candidate for Oregon's 5th Congressional district called for Governor Kate Brown and Mayor Ted Wheeler to utilize the National Guard, as offered by President Donald J. Trump, to restore law and order to the City of Portland.
“The nightly rioting must end,” Harbour said. “The tragic death was preventable. Today Mayor Wheeler acknowledged that he knew this was possible. But he did not take measures to stop it. The people of Portland deserve to live in peace, where safety and security is the top priority of their leaders. Not leaders who allow death, injuries to persons, and property damage. It is time to allow businesses to clean up and reopen without fear of further damage and looting. Governor Brown should have sent in the National Guard on May 30th to assist the Portland Police in ending this lawlessness! We need law & order now in Oregon; therefore, it is time to bring in the National Guard.”
Ryan Courser said, “Fire Congress and elect new leadership in November! I am the congressional nominee for our 5th district here in Oregon. Standing strong against lawlessness is my first priority. We have had complete mayhem for 95 days in Portland and now is the time to reclaim our state and cities. We can no longer wait to take action. I fully support reclaiming our city streets through tougher measures like bringing in our National Guard. Though I am a staunch advocate of our 1st Amendment exercising our right to peacefully protest, I stand firm against destroying property, assault, rioting, and anarchy. We must demand accountability. I will always advocate for public safety and supporting all law enforcement agencies. Now is the time to elect new public servants who will be committed to public safety, racial equity, and providing accountability. I believe in giving our law enforcement agencies the resources they need to do their jobs effectively ensuring a safe community. In order to ensure safe communities, we must prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law. My second priority is economic recovery and without law and order we cannot support our businesses and our communities so both can recover, prosper, and thrive once more.”
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