Deutch defends anarchists in Portland, blames

Deutch defends anarchists in Portland, blames "secret police" of inciting violence

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 18, 2020

Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) is pushing the media narrative that the ongoing violent riots in Portland, Oregon by the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA movements are peaceful and accuses the “secret police” of hauling off innocent protestors that are just exercising their “constitutional rights.”

But just as Rep. Deutch, who once said that only “some in that group (ANTIFA)” were calling for anarchy, makes his accusation about the “secret police,” the congressman from South Florida attaches a Washington Post story that explicitly cites that the secret police he is referring to is not-so-secret after all.

“What's happening in Portland is alarming,” stated Deutch “Americans exercising their constitutional rights shouldn't have to live in fear of being being (sic) hauled away by unidentified officers.  Are these individuals members of federal law enforcement?  We need answers from the Admin NOW.”

But this tweet shows that the police were clearly identifiable.

According to the Post, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had taken responsibility for the so-called “secret agents,” but said that the agents “identified themselves and were wearing CBP insignia” during an encounter where authorities took down an individual suspected of assaulting police.

“The CBP agents identified themselves and were wearing CBP insignia during the encounter,” CBP said in its statement. “The names of the agents were not displayed due to recent doxing incidents against law enforcement personnel who serve and protect our country.”

“When the agents approached him, CBP said, “a large and violent mob moved towards their location. For everyone’s safety, CBP agents quickly moved the suspect to a safer location for further questioning.”

But according to investigative reporter Andy Ngo, who covers ANTIFA and protests in the Portland area, Deutch’s and the media’s claim that the protests are non-violent are a farce.

Ngo posted this video of “Antifa & BLM” attacking “the front of the boarded-up federal courthouse.” Appearing on Fox News, Ngo also said that the reported “abducting” of people by police was a lie.


Oregon Rep. Ron Wyden (D) blamed President Trump and  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf of provoking the violence.

“A peaceful protester in Portland was shot in the head by one of Donald Trump’s secret police,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wrote in a Thursday tweet that also called out acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf. “Now Trump and Chad Wolf are weaponizing the DHS as their own occupying army to provoke violence on the streets of my hometown because they think it plays well with right-wing media.”

Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D) also blamed Wolf of inciting riots and then demanded his resignation.


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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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