After Antifa Attacks Conservative Journalist, Cruz Hits Portland’s Mayor With A Call To Action

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants federal authorities to investigate and prosecute the mayor of Portland, Oregon, Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler after Cruz accused him of ordering police to allow attacks against a conservative activist.

Cruz has called on both the FBI and the Department of Justice to take action.

“To law enforcement: find & prosecute these violent felons,” Cruz tweeted after the violent left-wing Antifa attacks on Saturday. “To federal law enforcement,” he wrote. “Investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists.”

Wheeler is under fire for his response — or lack thereof — to the violent Antifa protesters in the city under his care. During the demonstrations, journalist Andy Ngo was beaten in the head and hit with a milkshake allegedly filled with quick-dry cement. Cruz also went after Vox writer Carlos Maza for encouraging the actions, per Breitbart.

“Troubling, if true,” Cruz said of a screenshot of a Maza tweet posted on Sunday. “Should ‘journalists’ be inciting physical violence against those with whom they disagree?” Maza had encouraged his 132,000 followers to “milkshake them all,” and “humiliate them at every turn” so they would “dread public organizing.”

Wheeler, who is also the police commissioner, has faced criticism after Andy Ngo, a sub-editor and photojournalist for Quillette, a conservative online publication, was reportedly assaulted by antifa protesters, leaving him with a black eye admitted to the hospital because of what a legal representative described as a “brain bleed,” according to the Daily Caller. (Continued Below)

Rival demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups turned into violent street clashes in Portland on Saturday, resulting in multiple injuries and arrests. Police reported the demonstrations became violent when some demonstrators starting throwing milkshakes of quick-drying cement and using pepper spray.

Cruz retweeted a photo of Ngo and wrote, “Sickening criminal assault. To mainstream ‘journalists’: don’t cover this up, don’t ignore it.”

Video showed Ngo being punched and kicked by young men wearing black hooded sweatshirts and face masks. The video didn’t show any police in the vicinity. When a police officer showed up, Ngo asked, “Where the hell were all of you?” according to a video he took on his phone. (Video Below)


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