It’s fun to watch when bad decisions end up coming full circle on the liberals. And Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland isn’t going to have any of it. He’s made it clear that he’s not fooling around.
If you dare to confront him in the streets for his poor decisions, he’s got pepper spray – and he’s not afraid to use it!
Although people are told not to go out very often and to not meet with people outside of their household, it’s still done. However, when the infection rates are high, it’s difficult to see your own mayor sitting at the McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House. And his accomplice for the evening? Former Mayor Sam Adams.
How dare he!
Wheeler was wearing a mask as he exited the restaurant. However, he was not wearing one when seated at the table because he was eating and drinking. Based on current regulations, it is possible to remove the mask for the purposes of eating and drinking.
Basically, Wheeler wasn’t doing anything wrong according to the COVID restrictions in place in Portland.
Upon leaving, a middle-aged man confronted him with a cell phone in hand, recording everything. The man doing the confronting was not wearing a mask.
He accused the mayor of being in the restaurant without a mask. He also stood in the way of the mayor being able to get to his car.
Seeing as Wheeler is the mayor, he should know the rules – and he reminded the man that he was following those rules.
This is when Wheeler, according to the statement he filed with the police, became “imminently concerned for my personal safety.” The man wasn’t showing any signs of violence. He was simply recording everything and making accusations.
Wheeler told the man that he needed to back off.
The man wasn’t wearing a mask and the mayor was concerned about contracting COVID. When the man refused to back off, Wheeler decided that pushing past and getting into the car wasn’t suitable. Instead, he pulled out pepper spray and told the man that he would use it if he didn’t back off.
The man remained at a close distance. Wheeler aimed and fired, spraying the man in the eyes.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 25, 2021
That’s what you get when you try to come at the mayor of Portland. Don’t ask questions. Don’t make demands.
Whether the man was sprayed because of his actions, not wearing a mask, or refusing to back up is unknown. This is what happens. This is the way that Portland will handle such behavior in the future.
If you don’t wear a mask and you refuse to back down, you will get pepper-sprayed.
Liberals are supposed to be against violence – unless they’re the ones inciting it.
Wheeler did leave the man with a bottle of water so that he could wash his eyes. Perhaps that was his way of still assuming that he did the right thing.
This isn’t the first time that the mayor has had to deal with confrontation during the pandemic.
Earlier in the month, a group of protesters confronted Wheeler because… wait for it, he was dining at yet a different restaurant. It appears that Wheeler just can’t help himself – he feels the need to dine in at all sorts of restaurants around town.
BLM-antifa extremists confronted Portland mayor Ted Wheeler while he was dining out last night. Serial-riot arrestee Tracy Molina was part of the mob. Shortly after this video, he was punched. #antifa pic.twitter.com/hcVWJdJKcd
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 7, 2021
It’s a bit hypocritical.
The COVID-19 ordinance under restaurants for Multnomah County has bullet points with guidelines that should be followed. At the top of the list is “takeout highly recommended.” Since the county, where Portland is located, is identified as “Extreme Risk,” it would be a good idea for the mayor to set a good example.
Maybe he should be getting takeout.
If he’s caught dining out again, he may need more than just a can of pepper spray to defend himself. People are angry. They’re angry at the hypocrisy and at him. Yet, he’ll just spray people out of his way as long as he can have dinner with his friends.