Texas’ new heartbeat law went into effect September 1, and as Twitchy reported September 7, Portland’s city council had decided to ban all trade with and city-paid travel to Texas in retaliation. Now, a day later, Mayor Ted Wheeler is announcing that the city council is postponing that decision so they can “best understand the impact of this important decision.”
City Council is working together to best understand the impact of the emergency resolution regarding our business with Texas. We decided to postpone this item so City Council can work together to best understand the impact of this important decision.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) September 8, 2021
The response from Texans yesterday made it pretty clear they’re not concerned about cutting economic ties with Portland.
You can’t even virtue signal right
— B🐀 (@whittlingbabe) September 8, 2021
Amazing that you can't even accomplish pointless virtue signaling that won't even help anyone correctly.
— Batposting (@batposting) September 8, 2021
We have postponed our virtue signaling until we can figure out how to virtue signal harder
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) September 8, 2021
Oh, wait, you're going to actually look at the impact vs knee-jerk ing a feel-good response? Welcome to the concept of responsible governance.
— ClimbThaMtn (@MtnTha) September 8, 2021
Aka our lawyers explained to us why this isn’t legal
— Swim (@Sween_N_Sour) September 8, 2021
In other words, you got slapped down and need to figure a way out of your mess? Think before you speak is usually the best course.
— Papa Bear (@christo40303778) September 8, 2021
Read: It has been brought to our attention that banning trade with Texas will hurt us more than it will Texas. With that in mind, we will pretend to be carefully studying the matter until it has left the news cycle, at which point it will quietly be thrown into the trash.
— Jeu⭐⭐ (@JeunguraKahungi) September 8, 2021
Glad to see you finally have an agenda item.
One would think, driving through Old Town as I just did, there might actually be some real problems you guys might want to address.
— Steve Strauss (@SteveStrauss) September 8, 2021
Worry about Portland Ted. Not Texas.
— Noël Marie (@mz_locknload) September 8, 2021
— Schmidt (@yo_uglymouse) September 8, 2021
— 8BitLegend 🎮 (@8BitPrime) September 8, 2021
Why don’t you focus on the cleaning up the city especially downtown. Get the homeless out of downtown. The city is a mess and you need clean it up now not later.
— Derek Karlen (@DerekKarlen) September 8, 2021
Ummmm – maybe work on an emergency resolution to address the war zone our city has become?
— Kim McGair (@kmcgair) September 8, 2021
This is not a priority and embarrassing. People laugh at and joke about Portland for such grandstanding theatrics. Do something that matters to curtail shootings and clean up the city.
— Syme Wiseman (@SymeEverywhere) September 8, 2021
As Portland disintegrates into chaos, bloodshed, property destruction and absolute filth, @tedwheeler realizes how stupid he looks to the world, peeking out from his fit throwing bubble.
— Bumbling Biden the Senile Presidente (@AmericanDingle) September 8, 2021
Ted…did you realize this will have no material impact to Texas but would actually hurt Portland? Maybe don’t make knee jerk announcements to appease the woke crowd anymore.
— The General Public (@Consulate_) September 8, 2021
How is your apartment?
— Jason Grose (@jgrosebb) September 8, 2021
Dude you still hiding from Antifa?
— Norberto (@NorbertoPaulino) September 8, 2021
— BadgerBoy366 (@BadgerBoy366) September 8, 2021
Ted, I've tried to support you when others constantly bash you, but this decision is just meaningless. TX gives no shits about Portland. We are a punchline to them. Let's just drop this silly issue.
— PDX Moderate (@PDX_Moderate) September 8, 2021
Hello from Texas. Please don’t back out now. You promised!
— What The Doocy (@BigCountry4WD) September 8, 2021
Lmao, you need us a lot more than we need you pal. Enjoy the grandstanding.
— Chart Westcott (@ChartWestcott) September 8, 2021
— Brian (@bhg70) September 8, 2021
It’s time to build a wall around Portland and make it an autonomous zone. You can charge U.S. citizens to view the city’s inhabitants through windows like a zoo exhibit.
— Hollaria Briden (@HollyBriden) September 8, 2021
Portland to ban trade with and travel to Texas over heartbeat law https://t.co/U2Ss4ZAzkO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 7, 2021
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