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Secretary of Defense Esper: “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act”

The Pentagon is not quite down with President Trump’s eagerness to send in the troops, it appears.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper delivered a strong condemnation Wednesday of the “murder” of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers while attempting to distance the Pentagon from politics and President Trump’s call to use the military to quell nationwide protests.

“The killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota policeman was a horrible crime,” Esper said from the Pentagon podium. “The officers on the scene that day should be held accountable for his murder. It is a tragedy that we have seen repeat itself too many times.”

Esper also distanced himself from Trump by saying he did not support using federal troops to quell protesters.

“I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,” he said. “The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire situations. We are not in one of those situations now.”

3 thoughts on “Secretary of Defense Esper: “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act””

  1. I suggest Esper visit some of the cities that continue to be pillaged, with its citizens and law enforcement officials assaulted….then maybe he’ll understand the meaning of “urgent and dire.”

    That being said, Trump is primarily using it as a threat against Blue state governors and mayors who have allowed the looting and destruction to continue unchecked. It worked here in Los Angeles last night…police were cracking down on everyone, arresting those out after curfew…for the first time in several days, looting was at a minimum. And I believe a few other cities are getting their act together as well.

    Of course, a little late here where I live, as the Santa Monica business district was severely vandalized and looted…mostly small businesses, many minority-owned. The Santa Monica Police Department (and LAPD) basically stood down.

  2. “Nuke it (the riots, antifa, blm, domestic terrorists etc :-) from orbit…It’s the only way to be sure.” -lol
    ~Ripley Doctrine

  3. Yes it’s terrible what happened in Minnesota but it doesn’t give looters and anarchist the right to cause destruction. A grown up at some point needs to step in and take charge. Trump is up for the challenge but with Esper and the media against him he is being made the bully!

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