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Pelosi accuses Trump admin of "violent tactics" against Portland protesters

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2020
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) condemned in a joint statement Saturday the Trump Administration for what they called "egregious abuses of power" against protesters in Portland, Oregon.

Why it matters: Their claims that the Trump administration has used "violent tactics" comes amid reports of Department of Homeland Security officers in unmarked vehicles detaining the protesters without explanation.

"We live in a democracy, not a banana republic. We will not tolerate the use of Americans as props in President Trump’s political games."
— Pelosi and...

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