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No president should be sending federal agents to patrol streets in America

Over the last several nights, the people of Portland have watched unmarked paramilitary forces invade our streets, attack protesters, and grab people off the streets into unmarked vans.

This is unacceptable. It is outrageous.

When I return to Washington next week, I will immediately file legislation—an amendment to the defense authorization bill—to stop these authoritarian tactics. No president should be sending unmarked paramilitary police to patrol streets in America, especially when local authorities have asked them to stand down.

I cannot believe I even have to say these words.

But this is where we are.

Leadership matters. Who we elect matters.

Never again let there be any doubt that elections matter.

We must eject Donald Trump from the White House. And we must take back the US Senate. That is how we will save America from the scourge of authoritarianism.

We have an extraordinary opportunity in just over 100 days to flip the Senate. Will you help me to do that?

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Posted on July 19, 2020.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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