U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has voiced her concern over unrest in Portland, stating “enough is enough” when it comes to violence during demonstrations following the shooting death of one individual Sunday.
In a Facebook post Aug. 31, Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, made a call for both Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to “restore order and support peaceful demonstrations.” The call follows the death of Aaron Danielson the prior day, who was shot dead following clashes between President Donald Trump supporters and counterprotestors.
“Some of the most progressive groups in Portland, including the Democratic Socialists of America and the Portland Resistance, are calling for the mayor to resign because of the violence in the streets of that city,” Herrera Beutler wrote. “It’s clear to anyone of any political leaning that Portland’s elected leadership has failed its citizens.”
“Absent order, no protest can be heard, much less bring needed change,” Herrera Beutler wrote.