Party brings campaign to Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore (KTVZ) -- The Libertarian Party wrapped up a campaign run through Oregon on Sunday.
While vice presidential nominee Jeremy "Spike" Cohen spoke in Portland early Sunday afternoon, presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen spoke with NewsChannel 21.
Jorgensen took aim at both Democrats and Republicans, blaming both parties for the city's unrest.
"Well of course, since they’re the ones that got us into this position to begin with, and I think the reason we are so divided is because everything goes through government, so every little decision, every little aspect of our lives, we have to basically duke it out," Jorgensen said.
"If you don’t mind my giving an example with education -- so for instance, if you want prayer at your kids’ school and your next-door neighbor doesn’t, you've got to fight it out at the ballot box, you've got to put signs out, contribute to your candidate, get other people to contribute, then go vote.
"Then one of you is going to win and one of you is going to lose, and you’re both going to have to go under one system. As opposed to a Libertarian system in which you keep your resources, and you can send your kid to a school of prayer and your neighbor doesn’t have to.”
Meanwhile, the Republicans and Democrats have taken aim at each other over the rioting and violence in Portland.
President Trump recently tweeted: "We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!"
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said in his own tweet: "Trump threatens to withdraw federal funds, possibly including health, education and safety net dollars Americans need to get through the pandemic and economic crisis. Again, he targets cities - including ours - with democratic Mayors, which he calls 'anarchist jurisdictions.'"