1st June, 2020: Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, called for the use of military force against the George Floyd Protestors demanding civic rights for all Americans.
In an interview on Fox News, Cotton asserted:
“If local politicians will not do their most basic job to protect our citizens, let’s see how these anarchists respond when the 101st Airborne is on the other side of the street,” Cotton said on Fox News.Tom Cotton on Fox and Friends
Cotton made his stance clear on his official twitter saying the protests are carried out by rioters and looters who are a threat to national security.
The call for military shootout against American citizens created a larger gap between the government and the protesters who were already angered by Donald Trump’s stance over the #BlackLivesMatter protests.
For now, Military police is on alert in Minnesota and protests go violent and stronger. Many have come out in the favor of Insurrection act claiming it might bethe last thing to calm down the falling state of affairs.
By definition, the Insurrection Act of 1807 is a federal law (10 U.S.C §§ 251–255) that governs the ability of the President of the United States to deploy military troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection, and rebellion.