Pelosi, Blumenaur condemn ‘egregious abuses of power’ by Trump against Oregon protestors

The Hill


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Earl Blumenaur (D-Ore.) released a joint statement Saturday evening condemning what they said were “egregious abuses of power” after the Trump administration deployed federal officers to Portland amid protests.“

As our nation mourns the loss of our colleague and beloved civil rights leader John Lewis, we are again reminded of the immense power of peaceful protest in the fight against racial injustice and police brutality,” the congressional duo said.

“Yet time and time again, the Trump Administration shows its lack of respect for the dignity and First Amendment rights of all Americans.”