Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, where he defended the deployment of federal agents to Portland. The DHS sent federal law enforcement to the Democrat led city last month to quell violent protests and protect federal property.
Chaos continues to sweep through Portland, this time at the Police Association building. On Tuesday night, rioters gathered outside the police union hall, where they called for the defunding of police.
More than 130 federal agents have stayed behind in Portland to act as a “quick reaction force.” Earlier this week, the Trump administration reached a deal with Governor Kate Brown to withdraw federal agents from the city.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently announced the federal government has agreed to withdraw officers from Portland. The Democrat leader took to Twitter on Wednesday, where she stated all CBP and ICE officers will leave downtown Portland starting on Thursday.
Federal agents have been sent to Seattle, Washington ahead of expected demonstrations this weekend. According to reports, the team will be similar to those who ensured safety in Portland.