By Steve Neavling
Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan slammed political leaders in Portland over their handling of violence in the city Saturday after Border Patrol agents were sent in to assist.
“What we saw in Portland last night was criminal and we stood strong with our federal partners to resist that,” Morgan told “Fox & Friends Weekend”  on Sunday.
“Where are the local political leaders?”
Portland police declared the protest “a riot” late on Independence Dat after fires were set and violence broke out.
“These are not protesters, these are criminals who got together and organized and planned and actually brought weapons, they brought shields, they brought frozen water bottles, rocks, lasers, weapons with the intent to destroy a federal building and harm law enforcement officers,” Morgan said.
The protest comes after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Morgan called out one of the “criminals” for “trying to assault one of the CBP employees while he was being arrested.”