They are furious over this.
According to Breitbart News, Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf slammed Democrats stating they have “fostered” the “violent anarchists.”
“What we know is before July 4, where we saw an escalation of violence in Portland, before that time, there was violence going, ongoing and DHS had had very few officers in the city,” Wolf explained. “We know that violence before the courthouse, they were directed at the Portland Police Department and other city buildings. So, the facts don’t lie, and the facts are that these violent anarchists and extremists were violent well before DHS surged federal assets into Portland. But at the end of the day, we’re going to protect the courthouse, and we’re going to protect our law enforcement officers there. And what we’ve seen, and you mentioned, we have over 50 nights violent activity targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement officers, and it needs to stop. DHS is not going to back down from our responsibilities.”
“We are not escalating, we are protecting, again, federal facilities, and it’s our job,” he continued. “It’s what Congress has told us to do time and time again, and so we’re going to do that. We’re going to investigate … we’re going to arrest them and hold those accountable that are doing this destruction.”
He later emphasized, “We are focused on protecting federal facilities. That is our mission, and we’re going to continue to do that.” You can watch a clip of Wolf’s remarks here.