Biden Issues Statement Condemning Anarchists In Portland, Leftists Panic – By Emily Zanotti (Daily Wire) / July 29 2020
Former Vice President — and presumptive 2020 presidential nominee — Joe Biden has weighed in on the ongoing unrest in Portland, Oregon — but perhaps not the way many leftists expected.
Although the statement largely condemns President Donald Trump for his response to the protests — and suggests that the Obama administration was able to quell riots without turning “the Department of Homeland Security into a private militia” — Biden also, unlike many Democrats, goes out of his way to condemn “arsonists and anarchists” undermining the purpose of ongoing anti-racism demonstrations.
“I have said from the outset of recent protests that there is no place for violence and destruction of property,” Biden’s statement says. “Peaceful protestors should be protected and arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted.”
Full @JoeBiden response calling for "arsonists and anarchists" to be prosecuted for the violence/destruction occurring at some protests. Says Trump is "stoking division and chaos" because "his campaign is failing and he is looking for a political lifeline." pic.twitter.com/D3ScPq1Y9x
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) July 28, 2020