This is U.S. Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon.
I’m asking for your help to send back to Donald Trump the federal forces he has thrown into the streets of Portland, Oregon.
These troops have no accountability. They wear camouflage. They whisk innocent protesters off the street. And they shoot innocent people.
This week, I will be introducing an amendment to the must-pass defense bill with Sen. Jeff Merkley to stop the Trump Administration from dispatching his personal federal army into America’s streets.
All my colleagues on both sides of the aisle need to know the public is paying attention and won’t tolerate this. Will you sign on as a supporter of our emergency proposal?
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports “federal law enforcement shot and severely injured” Donavan LaBella, 26, a peaceful protestor. After a bullet from Trump’s army pierced his face and skull, he had to have face reconstruction.
The Washington Post reports, “One protester, 29-year-old Mark Pettibone, described being grabbed by several men in green military fatigues and generic ‘police’ patches…Pettibone said he did not know whether the men were police or far-right extremists, who frequently don military-like outfits.”
“I was terrified,” Pettibone said. “It seemed like it was out of a horror/
sci-fi…It was like being preyed upon.”
It’s painfully clear this administration is focused purely on escalating violence without answering my repeated requests for why this expeditionary force is in Portland and under what constitutional authority.
If Donald Trump’s unconstitutional abuses can happen in Portland, they can happen anywhere. Please sign onto emergency legislation saying this is unacceptable in America and must end.
Thanks for your solidarity.
— Sen. Ron Wyden (@RonWyden)