Ted Wheeler, the Democratic mayor of Portland, Ore., is moving from his $840,000 condo in order to avoid rioters who have repeatedly targeted the building, according to a report.
Ted Wheeler wrote to neighbors in his building to say it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” if he moves from the building that rioters tried to torch on his 58th birthday on Monday, according to The Oregonian.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” Wheeler reportedly wrote, according to a screenshot of the email.
“It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”
The mayor bought his two-bedroom condo in the building with 114 units for $840,000 back in 2017, The Oregonian said, citing property records.
The building has regularly been a scene of protests, with fireworks lit and lights shone on the building as fires also get lit in the street.
Ted Wheeler has faced fierce backlash for his handling of the riots in his City for 97 consecutive nights since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May.
In fact, instead of attempting to stop the mayhem, he has instead defended the rioters, called for cops to refrain from arresting people and also pledged to defund the police.
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