Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf discusses the root cause of violence in communities and slams Joe Biden for blaming President Trump.
Wolf, who appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said it was “absurd” to believe President Donald Trump and his administration are causing the ongoing civil unrest.
When Tucker Carlson mentioned Joe Biden said there will be more violence if President Trump is re-elected, Wolf dismissed it, saying:
“I would say that that is a delusional statement. The idea that the president, or this administration, or the Department of Homeland is somehow the reason or the cause behind this violence is just absurd.”
Wolf also explained on the show how violence needs to be addressed immediately:
“The Department has been at this since early July, particularly in Portland, addressing some of this violent rioting and looting that was occurring in anarchists targeting a federal building in Portland.
“I think most reasonable Americans understand what’s going on out there, and really the cause of all this is local officials, state officials not taking this seriously enough from day one.
“When there’s violence in your community, you need to restore law and order right away. We’ve seen that — it will work.
“We’ve seen it in Kenosha for several days. It is working. Places like Portland and other places need to take that same advice.
“They need to bring that law and order back to their streets so that the residents of those cities can feel safe as they go about their business every day.”
The acting secretary also noted that DHS is investigating the heads of the organizations and individuals funding the rioters moving across the country:
“It’s something I’ve talked to the AG personally about, and I know that they are working on it.
“Look, we’ve seen about 300 arrests across this country regarding civil unrest and protesting — violent protesting, I would say criminal protesting, criminal rioting.
“We have got about 300 arrests. About a third of those or a hundred of those arrests have been in Portland specifically.