In case you missed it, on Saturday I talked about the fact that Marxist Democrat mayors around the nation are serving as the linchpins in the Democrat effort to destroy our society’s democratic foundations and institutions by sowing utter chaos in their cities.
Today, a group of these mayors, including several singled out in that Saturday piece, continued their culture war, sending a letter to the DHS and DOJ demanding that federal personnel be removed from their cities, where they have been protecting federal buildings and other property.
It is unacceptable and chilling that this administration has formed and deployed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Rapid Deployment Unit and is sending federal authorities to conduct crowd control on city streets and detain individuals.
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) July 20, 2020
At the same time, President Trump promised to continue to use federal law enforcement to protect federal property that is being damaged and attacked by the Democrat-sponsored rioters in the cities being ruined by these and other Marxist mayors.
From a piece at The Hill:
Trump was asked in the Oval Office about reports that the government was sending 175 federal troops to those cities to aid local law enforcement.
“Well, it depends on what your definition of ‘troops’ is,” he told reporters. “I mean, we’re sending law enforcement.”
Trump cited heightened violence in Chicago and New York City, in particular, both of which have seen a rise in shootings in recent weeks. In the latter’s case, he blamed city and state officials for restricting police from taking a stronger response.
“I’m going to do something — that, I can tell you,” Trump said. “Because we’re not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess. We’re not going to let this happen in our country. All run by liberal Democrats.”
The government is expected to send 150 agents to Chicago this week. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News that the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security would roll out specific plans of action on deploying federal resources later in the day.
As is his habit of doing at inopportune times, Rand Paul weighed in with a completely nonsensical statement on Twitter:
We cannot give up liberty for security. Local law enforcement can and should be handling these situations in our cities but there is no place for federal troops or unidentified federal agents rounding people up at will. https://t.co/vkSHmlOzDW
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 20, 2020
Yeah, well, Senator, that’s the problem: Local law enforcement is not being allowed by these despicable mayors to do their jobs. Pay freaking attention before spouting off.
So, a showdown is brewing, and it is one that by law these mayors cannot win. The Federal government has an absolute right to protect its own property, especially when local officials fail or, as in the case of these depraved mayors, refuse to do so.
DHS is supposed to produce a detailed plan for the deployment of more federal LEOs tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned.
That is all.
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