Thugs and cowards who assemble and attack others under the banner of ‘Antifa’ struck again in the Marxist enclave of Portland, Ore., on Saturday, attacking independent journalist Andy Ngo and drawing the ire of a U.S. ambassador.
Richard Grenell, currently serving the Trump administration as ambassador to Germany, expressed outrage at the attack against the Quillette writer and is calling on the Justice Department to investigate the incident, possibly as an act of domestic terrorism — and especially after reports that, as usual, Portland Police stood down and did nothing to intervene.
Online reports noted that Ngo suffered bleeding on the brain following the attack and was hospitalized.
Update to @MrAndyNgo supporters — he is being admitted to the hospital overnight as a result of a brain bleed. You sick “journalists” and other hacks gloating about this should be ashamed. As for the rest, please pray for @MrAndyNgo who we need back in health — brave man!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️ https://t.co/XYVy4EbIzv
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) June 30, 2019
Following the attack Michelle Malkin set up a GoFund me account for Ngo, who was also robbed.
Grenell noted on Twitter that the attack has to be investigated on a federal level.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 30, 2019
I have asked “@TheJusticeDept to investigate this incident in Portland. I can’t just sit by and watch my friend be brutally attacked,” he wrote.
Police in Portland, as well as the city’s Leftist mayor, Ted Wheeler, have a history of allowing Antifa to roam and rule the streets, ganging up on anyone they choose to victimize, as noted by J. D. Heyes at NewsTarget in August 2018:
The Left-wing hate and intolerance of POTUS Donald Trump and his supporters were bad enough as it was, but now it’s gotten to the point where it is affecting reasonable judgement and putting people at risk.
In recent weeks an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Portland, Ore., which has become the West Coast epicenter of Trump Derangement Syndrome, came under siege by far-Left “Occupy ICE” demonstrators who set up a ramshackle tent city in an adjacent parking lot.
The protesters blocked ICE employees from entering the facility for more than 30 days before federal police, dispatched to open the facility, cleared demonstrators out and began securing the premises.
But a number of ICE employees have since reported being harassed and threatened with physical violence for which they called the Portland Police Bureau to lodge complaints. But cops never showed up to take their reports.
Why? Because the department was ordered to stand down by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who was quoted as saying by local media in June, “I do not want the Portland Police to be engaged or sucked into a conflict.”
By Jon Dougherty/NationalSentinel