July 28, 2020

Warren calls on agency chiefs to commit to not deploying federal forces on Americans should Trump not leave office

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the heads of the Justice, Defense, Homeland Security and the Interior departments to commit to not using federal agents against protesters in American cities before and after the November election -- specifically in the event that President Donald Trump loses and refuses to leave office.


"You are each responsible for the command of military or civilian troops and domestic law," the Massachusetts Democrat wrote in a letter Tuesday to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Attorney General Bill Barr, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.


Warren pointed to Trump's threats to send federal authorities to more US cities -- after deploying forces in Portland, Seattle and Chicago, "despite clear opposition from governors, mayors, and citizens who are exercising their First Amendment rights in the communities in which these federal personnel have been deployed."


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Read the full article on the CNN website here. 




By:  Caroline Kelly
Source: CNN