The Multnomah County Republican Party voted this week to use far-right milita groups as private security at events.
The resolution is the brainchild of party chairman James Buchal, who last month suggested to The Guardian that the GOP could use Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, two paramilitary groups, as security guards to protect them from antifascist protesters, or antifa.
This will not end well.
UPDATE, 1:15 pm: “We are an all-volunteer organization with no money,” Buchal tells WW. “So if we are going to get security services, we are going to get them from volunteers. And people who are going to volunteer to provide security services to Republicans are generally going to be people who share the view that the government has developed an unconstitutional overreach of power.”
So let me get this straight: the Republicans in Oregon are afeared of Portland’s hipsters and potheads pushing back when they hold White Power rallies designed to be confrontational?