President Trump is gong to use The Insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy US military troops to cities where violence, riots and looting continue. The Military Times reported:
President Donald Trump on Monday promised to mobilize active-duty military assets to deal with growing nationwide protests, with or without the consent of local officials.
“Today I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets,” Trump said in a national address from the White House’s Rose Garden. “Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.
“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
Units from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force, normally stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, are also expected to deploy to Washington on Tuesday, according to three Defense Department officials who all spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
(He) blamed the growing national unrest on “professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, and rioters” and vowed that those malicious forces would not be given free reign of America’s streets.
“These are not acts of peaceful protest, these are acts of domestic terror,” he said.
Earlier in the day, several Republican lawmakers urged the White House to deal with the protest problems by invoking the Insurrection Act, which allows the president to activate federal troops during emergencies to perform certain law enforcement duties, with or without a governor’s request.
More than 17,000 National Guard troops have already been activated in 23 states and the District of Columbia to help with security and crowd control related to the protests.
This is great news. And you can rest assured that the residents of these cities, who are overwhelmingly liberal, are going to welcome Trump’s resolve. This action alone is going to re-elect Trump in November by switching millions of votes from Democrat to Trump.
It is important to remember that most of these arsonists, looters and rioters are provocateurs and are creatures of opportunity who will act when they see the chance to do so, for instance when they meet no police resistance. But that they will crawl back into the woodwork if they come up against president Trump and the US military.
Nikitas3.com has no legal expertise but I believe that rioters who are seized by the US military will not get public trials under rigged conditions (i.e., be set free by a liberal judge) but may face military judges and harsh sentences. This will send them scurrying.
Meanwhile the president lashed out at “weak” governors who did not protect their cities with the National Guard. Breitbart News reported:
President Donald Trump unleashed heavy criticism for several U.S. governors Monday for allowing rioting and looting in their states, describing them as weak.
“The only time it’s successful is when you’re weak, and most of you are weak,” Trump said in a private video conference in the Situation Room of the White House, referring to the consecutive nights of looting and rioting across the nation.
The intense call lasted nearly an hour, according to reports.
Details and audio of the call leaked immediately to the press, who started sharing quotes on social media. The Daily Beast posted full audio of the call on Monday afternoon.
Trump warned governors that they would look like “fools” if they did not take more action to stop rioting.
He urged them to dominate the streets with law enforcement and to call up the National Guard before violence breaks out, rather than simply reacting to reports of looting and rioting.
“We have all the men and women that you need, but people aren’t calling them up you have to dominate, if you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time, they’re going to run all over you and you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks,” he said.
Mayors and governors, he said, needed to come down hard on violent protesters.
“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” he said.
Trump also commented that he saw footage of people driving up in nice cars, looting stores, and driving off.
“They’re all on camera, they’re wise guys, and it’s coming from the radical left you know it, everybody knows it, but it’s also looters and it’s also people that figure they can get free stuff by running into stores and running out with television sets,” he said.