Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe appeared at the “Trial with Judge Jenny” on Saturday to discuss the latest situation in Portland after the Oregon State Police took over the guard.
“What we have been asking is that the city and state governments are doing more than 60 days of work. Once again, what we see is that we have caused more than 245 different kinds of injuries to law enforcement personnel. If they are injured, they can avoid things like this Like other responsible cities in the country, they have completed their work.” Wolf told the host Jeanine Pirro. “When they work with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, they can get the job done. We see this is what happened in Portland the past two nights. The Oregon State Police have come, and the Portland Police have come. Yes. We see that violence is declining.”
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The Oregon State Police took over the responsibility of guarding the Portland Federal Court Thursday, which became a hot spot during the two months of protests, which often turned into violence.
On Friday night, protests in Portland were mostly peaceful. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the courthouse while federal officials evacuated the city for a few days.
Wolfe said he was happy with Portland’s direction in the past few days, but warned that violence still exists in the city.
Wolfe said: “Portland is still experiencing violence. There has been a Department of Homeland Security in the past and it is still going on. But we do see a lower level. We are happy about that.” “We look forward to being here. Further progress has been made in this regard. However, once again remind you that we hope that violent criminal activities will have occurred 60 days ago.”
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The acting secretary told Pirro that the Department of Homeland Security continued to station personnel in the city.
Wolfe said: “Of course, we are still in Portland to make sure that people understand that the Department of Homeland Security is still in Portland until we can be sure that the courthouse is safe.” “Every night, this is our report to the Federal Protection Agency. The fees charged. As you pointed out, the overnight protection of nearly 9,000 facilities. Since 1997, they will continue to protect the Federal Court of Portland.”
Vandana Rambaran and Louis Casiano of Fox News contributed to this report.