Tom Cotton Says Trump Should Deploy U.S. Military To Contain Protests - 2020-06-01

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F364.png Tom Cotton Says Trump Should Deploy U.S. Military To Contain Protests June 1, 2020, Igor Bobic, Huffington Post

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says President Donald Trump should deploy the U.S. military to help contain the unrest in major American cities over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

"If local law enforcement is overwhelmed and needs backup, let's see how tough these Antifa terrorists are when they're facing off with the 101st Airborne Division. We need to have zero tolerance for this destruction," Cotton wrote on Twitter.

Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran, said Trump should invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807, which governs the authority of federal troops during a state of emergency within the U.S. The act was last used by President George H.W. Bush in 1992 during the riots in Los Angeles that followed the acquittal of police officers in the Rodney King beating.

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