Homeland Security head calls Portland protesters a ‘violent mob’.

FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf arrives at a naturalization ceremony for 16 new Americans at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf arrives at a naturalization ceremony for 16 new Americans at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

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The head of the Department of Homeland Security visited Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, just hours after issuing a statement that called the protesters who have taken to the streets every night for nearly two months “violent anarchists” and a “violent mob” that have kept the liberal Northwest city under siege.

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, whose visit was met with anger from local officials, said state and city authorities are to blame for not putting an end to 47 days of protests in Portland that have increasingly targeted the federal courthouse.

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