Report: Pentagon Brass Privately Discussing What To Do If Trump Invokes Insurrection Act - 2020-09-25

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F0.png Report: Pentagon Brass Privately Discussing What To Do If Trump Invokes Insurrection Act September 25, 2020, Matt Shuham, Talking Points Memo

Top military brass have spoken privately about what to do should President Donald Trump order them into the streets as election results are tallied, The New York Times reported Friday.

Trump has repeatedly said that the only way he'll lose his reelection campaign is if the election is fraudulent, raising concerns that he'll challenge a losing result and potentially refuse to leave office.

Unnamed senior Pentagon officials have spoken among themselves, the Times reported, about what to do should Trump invoke the Insurrection Act sometime after Election Day. The law provides for the use of the military on American soil, and Trump has threatened to use it before, to suppress racial justice protests earlier this year.

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