08/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/06/2020 15:22
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), House Homeland Security Committee ranking member, today sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf requesting a joint investigation between the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security for the events in Portland, Oregon, between May 29, 2020, and July 29, 2020.
'Portland officials carried out a smear campaign against federal officials, dismissed calls to address the violence, and passed resolutions preventing local police from providing any assistance, coordination, or information with federal counterparts,' Rogers wrote in the letter. 'This lack of cooperation made a difficult situation worse and may have further exposed federal personnel and facilities to violent attacks, putting politics over American lives.'
Specifically, Rogers is requesting information be gathered on:
Read the full letter here.