On Tuesday night’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the president was asked to publicly denounce white supremacy. Instead, of doing so, he told the group to “stand down and stay by.”
Just hours after Trump’s remarks, Portland police arrested a Proud Boy member who had committed multiple assaults.
Alan Swinney was charged with multiple counts of assault, along with pointing a firearm at another, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of tear gas and remains held at the Multnomah County Jail, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
The report states that Swinney was photographed and recorded late last month pointing a revolver at counter-protestors outside the Multnomah County Justice Center.
During the same protest, other Proud Boy members assaulted protesters with paintball guns and baseball bats. Police claim that they were suffering staffing shortages that kept them from intervening in the violent clash.
While Swinney claims police cleared him of any wrongdoing, he was booked into jail hours after the president excited Proud Boy members by refusing to denounce them during the debate.