"I have not spoken specifically about these occasions but it's something that our national security group... the homeland security advisor is closely tracking, needless to say," she explained when asked for the president's remark on unrest in Seattle and Portland.
Over a dozen individuals were detained at both Pacific Northwest cities, based on police reports Thursday, following demonstrators mad with Biden targeted government buildings and the Oregon Democratic Party construction in Portland.
The demonstrators, mostly clad in black, spray-painted anarchy symbols buildings, shattered windows and marched under a banner which read,"We're ungovernable."
"We do not desire Biden -- we need revenge for authorities murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres," read another banner the group flew beneath.
Back in Seattle, hours later Biden took office, a group of roughly 100 people marched from the Emerald City, where authorities said windows had been broken in a federal courthouse and officials detained three individuals.
The audience called for the abolition of both ICE and, out the national immigration court, many people put fire to an American flag, The Seattle Times reported.
Local activists are trying to find responses after Seattle City Hall failed to address Wednesday night's protests, neighborhood KOMO News reported.
"I am awaiting Pres Biden to condemn violence/looting/arson past two weeks in Oregon & Washington country," Grassley wrote on Twitter.
Portland has become the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes involving officials and demonstrators, ever since the police-involved passing of George Floyd at Minneapolis in May. On the summer, there have been demonstrations for at least 100 straight days.