U.S. federal troops staying in Portland for now, Wolf says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Friday that federal troops would remain in Portland until he was assured that the Oregon governor’s plan to handle daily protests was working, and said sending in the National Guard was still an option if the state did not handle the situation.
He said all the Department of Homeland Security “law enforcement officers that have been there over the past 60 days will remain there in Portland until we are assured that the plan that has been put in place by the governor and Oregon State Police will be effective night after night.”
Wolf said President Donald Trump had “continued to talk about” the option of sending the National Guard to the city.
(Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Edmund Blair)
More Top Stories
Across 20 major cities, the murder rate at the end of June was on average 37 percent higher than it was at the end of …read more
‘At no time in recent memory has a presidential nominee’s physical and mental health been more important,’ professor saysread more
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his new running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, will make their first appearance as a ticket on Wednesday in Wilmington, …read more
Exclusive: Trump administration asks court to dismiss Big Tech’s challenge to social media executive order
The Trump administration has filed a motion asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit against the president’s executive order targeting social media companies, calling it …read more
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the White House and top Democrats in Congress may not be able to reach a deal …read more