March 29, 2021 2:07pm
Updated: March 30, 2021 3:17pm
Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan sent a letter Monday to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding to know whether the Biden administration will ever protect federal property and personnel from what he calls "anarchists and violent left-wing extremists" in Portland, Oregon.
"Anarchists and violent left-wing extremists continue to vandalize and destroy federal property in Portland, Oregon," Jordan said in the letter obtained by Just The News. "We write to request information about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) current efforts to protect federal personnel and federal property in Portland."
Jordan said the same letter Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Jordan is referring to the nearly continuous protests and riots that have damaged and destroyed property in the city since the death of George Floyd in May 2020.
"Since last summer, several federal courthouses and government properties in Portland have been damaged or vandalized," Jordan also wrote. "Although repairs to these federal properties are ongoing, the current cost of repairs has reached at least $2.3 million."
Jordan is asking Garland and Mayorkas to explain what actions the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security, respectively, are taking and has given them until April 12 to respond.