As a marketing guy, I appreciate good spin but this kind is dangerous.
Our local Oregon State Police officers will be downtown to protect Oregonians' right to free speech and keep the peace. Let's center the Black Lives Matter movement's demands for racial justice and police accountability. It's time for bold action to reform police practices.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 29, 2020
Is this “true?” Well kind of.
As I told the Governor yesterday, federal law enforcement will remain in Portland until the violent activity toward our federal facilities ends. We are not removing any law enforcement while our facilities and law enforcement remain under attack.
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) July 29, 2020
The part where the Governor isn’t lying is about ICE and Border Protection not being in downtown Portland. Er, and why would anyone really care whether ICE and Border Protection being in downtown Portland? I don’t think this is an “illegal alien” riot!
The second part of her tweet is really just Democrat talking points disguised as actual action — which it’s not.
Federal law enforcement isn’t going anywhere! Since it’s getting harder and harder to know who is lying to whom, we’ll watch to see who is actually doing something rather than talking about doing something.