Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), says he is hearing that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to evict at least 1,200 National Guard troops from hotels after she clashed with President Trump over the handling of the George Floyd riots within the city.
For the Soros-funded freaks at MediaMatters, the president is not talking about the peaceful protesters, but the rioters and looters who are harming innocent people and destroying private property.
The senator told Fox News @ Night that if the reports are true, he’s not going to be happy.
“I find this very strange,” Lee said. “They [the soldiers] came here at the request of their country and now, in the middle of it, in the middle of a deployment, in the middle of their fourth consecutive all-nighter, they’re being told they’re not welcome there. That is unpatriotic; that is unacceptable.”
Just heard that Mayor Bowser is kicking the Utah National Guard out of all DC hotels tomorrow. More than 1200 troops from 10 states are being evicted. This is unacceptable. 1/2
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) June 5, 2020
Bowser spoke out against the need for federal troops within the city even though rioters and looters abound every night who, among other things, set fire to an iconic church where every president since it was built has worshiped. Leftists don’t care about American history and iconic churches.
“We are examining every legal question about the president’s authority to send troops, even National Guard, to the District of Columbia,” Bowser said during a Wednesday news conference. “Another way to put it is, does the president have the legal authority to request [National] Guard from other states? I have the authority to request guards from other states.” Yes, he does, through the Insurrection Act, which is a federal law that empowers the President of the United States to deploy U.S. military and federalized National Guard troops inside the United States under specific circumstances, including to suppress civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion.
Unless Bowser is a complete moron, she already knows this. I’ll let you decide.
The mayor took to social media to lie about the president wanting to protect her own people.
“Stand with DC now… or later wonder how it happened to your state”
Stand with DC now… or later wonder how it happened to your state https://t.co/Sd2zEi7Fbs
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) June 5, 2020
In essence, Bowser told her residents that they don’t get federal protection from ANTIFA rioters who don’t give a flying fig about them or their city, and she’s doing it in the name of the Constitution, which she probably never read nor understands.
The most remarkable thing is that Democrat leaders around the country are doing everything they can to bring on the worst of the worst for their cities, and the Left are trashing the president for wanting to protect the very people Democrats have abandoned. They must believe that the more of their people who are harmed, the better the chances of Trump losing in November. It’s sick!
Clearly, the president has the legal authority to do so in order to protect innocent lives from violent ANTIFA rioters.
Was she worried about having the authority to place the entire city under house arrest for months over the Chinese virus? I don’t think she gave it a second thought.
You would think a politician responsible for the safety of her constituents would request all the help she can get. So, then why knowing that about a million people are going to show up on Saturday, is this pinhead throwing the National Guard out of her city? Is it because they want the city to burn?
It’s ironic that Democrat leaders across the country are suddenly worried about the legality of things and the Constitution. They generally haven’t had concerns like that for more than 60 years.
Bowser told MSNBC earlier within the evening that on account of Washington, D.C.’s lack of statehood, the federal government can “encroach on our city streets in the name of protecting federal assets.” Um… yeah. That’s how it works.
“I think it’s unprecedented,” she said. Not really. LBJ brought in federal troops when the animals started rioting at a Democrats convention in 1968, and Eisenhower brought in troops to protect black students who were being blocked from going to school by Democrats in Arkansas.
The mayor told the conspiracy theory host, Rachel Maddow, that she was concerned over outside state troopers and federal police officers patrolling without any identification. She never mentioned anything about kicking soldiers out of their hotels during the interview.
Lee stated that there are 200 specialists in the nation’s capital from his state. He said these soldiers — with 10 hours notice — left their homes to protect the White House and other properties. He mentioned many soldiers work in a single day and will have to collect their belongings at 10 a.m. and find somewhere else to stay.
It’s like the Democrats are trying to set up the city to be taken by ANTIFA terrorists. The blood of every person harmed by ANTIFA rioters is on Democrats’ hands.
Lee told host Shannon Bream that he’s worked in all three branches of the federal government and he has “never seen a situation like this.”
Heavily-armed federal officers in tactical gear have been on the district’s streets for days, after demonstrators set fires, broke store windows and stole products from the shelves and injured police officers.
The Trump administration has made an effort to show the use of force in DC because that’s the only thing animals and savage rioters understand. Hours before a 7 p.m. curfew on Tuesday, vehicles were being stopped at military checkpoints downtown, and cavalry of armored military vehicles was seen driving around the district.
Bowser mentioned the administration had floated the idea of taking over the Metropolitan Police Department, a proposal she strongly rejected. She threatened to take legal action if the federal government tried to help protect the innocent people in her city. Yes, this is what we’ve come to.
On Monday, Trump made an announcement from the White House that if “a city or a 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.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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