During a press conference this week, Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, failed to condemn the protesters who vandalized and damaged properties in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.
“Does the president have any comment on the ongoing violence in Oregon and Washington State?” asked a reporter.
“Well, certainly, we had our team on the ground, our national security team, even before 12:01, early in the morning on Inauguration Day because we wanted to be able to monitor events happening across the country and any unrest that was resulting from the last couple of weeks,” Psaki responded. “I haven’t spoken with him specifically about those events, but it is something our national security team, Liz Sherwood-Randall, is closely monitoring, of course, but if we have an additional update, I’m happy to provide it to you.”
During Trump’s presidency, his administration had repeatedly made it clear that they condemned the violence caused by BLM and Antifa rioters.
However, it isn’t shocking that the Biden administration did not do the same thing. After all, Kamala Harris had called the BLM protests between May 26 and June 8 of last year — despite resulting in an estimated $1 – $2 billion in property damage and dozens of deaths — a “movement” that “should not” stop.
“They’re not going to stop. This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not gonna stop. And everyone beware because they’re not gonna stop. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day, and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. And everyone should take note of that,” Harris said before concluding: “They’re not gonna let up, and they should not.”