Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was asked in an interview with local outlet KATU about the comparison, and whether Wheeler helped create a "new normal" of attacking government property.
"It doesn’t make it right," responded Wheeler. "Nobody gets to point to somebody else breaking the law and say, 'they broke the law, therefore I can break the law.' That’s not how it works. We’re adults here."
Some have drawn parallels between Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's next-t0-non-existant response to riots in his city, and the Capitol riots which took place on Jan. 6.
"Everybody needs to say, 'Look I don’t care if you’re on the political left or the political right, if you’re engaged in acts of violence or criminal destruction that is unacceptable,'" the mayor continued.
Portland was a hotbed of violent protests during last summer's racial equality protests, with some critics saying that the Portland city government acted far too leniently on violent actions by the protestors.
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