Cruz tweeted yesterday, “To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists.”
To law enforcement: find & prosecute these violent felons. https://t.co/03yIRM8Iey
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 30, 2019
The Washington Times reports:
His blast came after a widely publicized attack Saturday on Andy Ngo, a right-leaning Portland journalist who has run afoul of antifa, or “anti-fascist,” activists by regularly recording their protest activity.
Mr. Ngo was treated at the hospital for bloody cuts and bruises to his face and neck after being mobbed by black-masked activists who grabbed his GoPro and pelted him with milkshakes and projectiles as he tried to walk away, as shown on video of the episode.
The episode drew fresh attention to Mr. Wheeler’s hands-off attitude toward protesters, including the mayor’s defense last year of police who allowed activists to block traffic and harass drivers during a spontaneous protest, an incident caught on camera by Mr. Ngo.
Ngo tweeted photographs of himself in the emergency room after the attack:
In the ER. pic.twitter.com/spe5N4nzVl
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) June 29, 2019
Portland police also reported that they received information that the “milkshakes” that were thrown at the Antifa protests contained quick-drying cement.
The police tweeted, “Police have received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today during the demonstration contained quick-drying cement. We are encouraging anyone hit with a substance today to report it to police.”
Police have received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today during the demonstration contained quick-drying cement. We are encouraging anyone hit with a substance today to report it to police.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 29, 2019
As of this afternoon, a GoFundMe account set up for Ngo by journalist Michelle Malkin had already raised over $146,000 to provide security for the writer.