(NewsReady.com) – On June 1, President Donald Trump told governors to get it together and “dominate the streets.” He wants them to use the National Guard to put an end to the riots. Unfortunately, some Democratic governors are refusing help.
Jonathan Hoffman, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman, issued a statement saying 1,600 active-duty troops were sent to Washington, DC from Fort Bragg and Fort Drum. The soldiers are not deployed in the city, however.
Chief Pentagon Spox Jonathan Hoffman: New units "are on heightened alert status" but remain under Title X authority. Units are not participating in response to George Floyd protests inside the city. https://t.co/fNC4Y01ZQ0
— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) June 3, 2020
Meanwhile, Democratic governors in several states, including New York and Pennsylvania, are refusing Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s requests to send in the National Guard to quell riots.
On Monday, the destruction in NYC was so bad, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for not getting protesters and rioters under control. The governor, of course, could end the madness if he just accepted the help from President Donald Trump’s administration. But apparently political posturing is far more important.
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