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Why Democrats desire federal agents out of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Ore. Top leaders in the U.S. House said Sunday they were “alarmed” by the Trump administration’s tactics against protesters in Portland, Oregon, and other cities, including Washington, D.C., and called on federal inspectors general investigate.“This is a matter of utmost urgency,” wrote House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, Homeland Security Committee Chairman…

Portland, Ore.

The mayor of Oregon’s biggest city said Sunday the presence of federal agents is worsening tensions in Portland, which has seen nearly two months of nightly protests because the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Authorities said protesters had actually first collected at the Portland Cops Bureau’s North Precinct, vandalizing patrol vehicles and taunting officers as they reported for work.

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AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.

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