Mayor Stan Pulliam of Sandy, Ore., says the neighboring city of Portland’s "culture of criminality has got to stop.”
Pulliam made the comments during an appearance on Fox News on Monday.
"This is defund the police. This is a culture of criminality. This is what it looks like," Pulliam said, referencing the city’s never ending series of Antifa destruction and other riots.
“It was last summer that we saw the Portland City Council eliminate 15 million dollars from the Portland police budget. They remove the gun violence reduction team. And now here we sit.
“We see the mayor, Ted Wheeler. One day he's getting punched in the face by citizens - another he's having to use pepper spray. We have riots in the street. Requests to pick up garbage and remove graffiti is up three hundred percent. Gun violence and homicides are at a 30 year high. This is defund the police. This is a culture of criminality. This is what it looks like.”
Pulliam says he believes residents are getting tired of the violence.
“We had over one hundred days straight that everybody watched on this channel throughout the summer - of all kinds of violence and destruction of local storefronts. And there seems to be no end in sight. And Portlanders are getting sick and tired of it.”