The reaction from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
"The use of stormtroopers under the guise of law and order is a tactic that is not appropriate to our country in any way."
Majority Whip James Clyburn endorsed the speaker's equating of the U.S. law enforcement officers to Ernst Rohm's SA thugs being deployed to do the dirty work of Adolph Hitler.
"Nobody asked the federal government to come into Portland. Nobody asked them to come to Seattle," ranted Clyburn. "This is something that's made up of whole cloth by this administration as an excuse for sending in stormtroopers to incite the people."