Prominent political activist Steve Schmidt on Friday demanded the National Guard be deployed to deal with the Department of Homeland Security agents terrorizing Portland.
Shocking videos have emerged of what are believed to be DHS agents. The men are clad in camouflage military fatigues. They do not have badges nor patches identifying who they are, but many have "police" patches on their body armor vests.
A protester was almost killed after being shot in the head by the security forces.
This protestor might replace @johncusack as the most iconic guy with boombox. Last night the Department of Homeland… https://t.co/rtGMi3V7ag— Brandon🌹 (@Brandon🌹)1594598974.0
The agents have also been snatching protesters off the streets in what are essentially renditions.
Oregon protesters are getting detained by federal agents in unmarked vehicles: report https://t.co/AQDo5NwhUq— Matthew Chapman (@Matthew Chapman)1594944152.0
Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR) accused Trump of doing it to boost his embattled 2020 re-election campaign.
Oregon governor accuses Trump of causing violence in the streets of Portland — as a 2020 reelection ploy https://t.co/9qBD1ihWEH— #TuckFrump (@#TuckFrump)1594957847.0
Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has been blasted for a "blatant abuse of power."
Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has unleashed armed SWAT agents in camouflage gear from… https://t.co/ciS6sUHCkP— Nita Cosby (@Nita Cosby)1595005289.0
All of this was too much for Lincoln Project strategist Steve Schmidt, who is calling on Gov. Brown to call out the National Guard to arrest the DHS troops.
Here is the thread he posted on Twitter:
Portland Oregon. The Governor of Oregon should deploy the State Police and the National Guard to arrest on site an… https://t.co/J7fpIgVwNN— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1595015158.0
We live in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. We are watching a Secret Police forming before our eyes and it is both an… https://t.co/MqJGpVthxE— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1595015158.0
Interior Minister of some thugocracy. Respectfully, where is the ACLU? Where is the outrage of the Democratic House… https://t.co/vDvkPGEAgh— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1595015159.0
of national news organizations including one that has attached itself to the phrase “Democracy dies in Darkness”?… https://t.co/suDWGpSOC1— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1595015159.0
Newscast in America? What is happening here? The fact that Federal Law Enforcement Officers are clad head to toe in… https://t.co/LaGMGZWDVc— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1595015159.0
Liberty, freedom and our Comstirutionally protected rights. Enough already. Call your member of Congress and demand… https://t.co/sTbEnFWNjd— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1595015160.0