Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Reportedly Moving From His Condo To Avoid Violent Protests

Brittany M. Hughes | September 2, 2020
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Portland’s Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler is abandoning his swanky $840,000 Portland condo and moving elsewhere to avoid violent rioters targeting his building, according to a report out from The Oregonian.

In a letter reportedly written to his neighbors, Wheeler told fellow residents of the Pearl District condo building that it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” if he finds a new place to live.

“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” according to a screenshot of the email sent to The Oregonian. “It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”

Wheeler, who has repeatedly refused President Trump's offer to send federal troops to help quell the violence, reportedly paid $840,000 for the two-bedroom condo in the 17-floor high-rise back in 2017. Unfortunately for the innocent business owners in the city, not everyone has the option to move to avoid watching their buildings burned to the ground.

Wheeler's reported letter comes after mobs have protested in front of Wheeler’s condo building in recent weeks, just one of multiple sites of violent unrest that’s raged across the Democrat-run city since March. Nineteen protesters were arrested during one demonstration outside Wheeler's home after a mob of about 200 people vandalized the building on his 58th birthday. 
 


Protests at lawmakers’ homes have become more regular occurrences in cities across the country. Last week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended surrounding her million-dollar home in the upscale Logan Square neighborhood with a heavy police presence, citing “specific threats” made “every single day” to “my person, my wife and my home” – even as business owners in her city were left to fend for themselves against violent rioters.

 

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