By Multnomah County Republican Party,
MULTNOMAH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY VOLUNTEER VICIOUSLY ATTACKED WHILE GATHERING SIGNATURES TO RECALL GOVERNOR BROWN
On Friday, August 21, 2020, volunteer Harlan Wright was working at a Multnomah County Republican Party booth on Highway 212 in Clackamas County, helping gather signatures on a petition to recall Governor Kate Brown, when he was viciously attacked and sent to the hospital by a political assailant. The assailant was later arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputies for Assault in the Third Degree, a Class C felony, and second degree disorderly conduct. Only one Portland media outlet has covered the crime thus far, and reports that the assailant told Sheriff’s deputies that he thought the volunteers should have been collecting signatures to recall President Trump.
“This is the type of vicious assault that our extreme left mass media outlets fail to cover, even as they falsely blame the right wing for most political violence in America,” said Multnomah County Republican Party Chair James Buchal. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Wright, and we thank God that this did not happen at one of our booths in Multnomah County, because District Attorney Mike Schmidt probably would have refused to press charges on account of the attacker’s political views.”
The general failure of Governor Brown and Mayor Ted Wheeler to control ongoing political violence in Oregon is leading to worse and worse episodes of such violence. “It is only a matter of time before someone gets killed in Oregon by political opponents,” said Buchal, “and our feckless leaders will share the blame.”