Most Democratic senators insisted that violence in Portland was due to the arrival of federal officers to protect the federal courthouse and that the violence subsided after the federal officers were withdrawn.
As other witnesses pointed out, the violence had been raging for weeks and a riot was declared by the Portland police the very night before.
The violence has indeed continued though the coverage has been light, including the arson at a county government building yesterday.
One of the most shocking incidents involve the attack at a Black Lives Matter demonstration of a man who was beaten after people filmed and mocked him.
Police say one of the chief attackers was Marquise Love, 25, and he is someone already familiar to police. In an interesting twist, Love is now reportedly raising funds while on the run from police. The attack in Portland was vicious and various individuals attacked Adam Haner but Love is allegedly the individual who kicked him in the head. It was captured on video.