Skip to comments.Mayor Durkan denounces Trumpís "threat" to send troops to Seattle
Posted on 06/01/2020 8:43:55 PM PDT by MAGA2017
On Monday, President Trump threatened to deploy the United States military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests, but Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says thats unconstitutional and illegal.
Trump said he would mobilize thousands and thousands of soldiers to keep the peace if governors did not use the National Guard to shut down the protests
Durkan tweeted a long statement shortly after the presidents promise:
"The presidents threat to force U.S. military troops on local jurisdictions is unconstitutional and illegal, and shows a shocking lack of understanding about the use and work of our U.S. military.
The Posse Comitatus Act specifically prohibits this type of executive overreach and the mobilization of the military against the American public.
We are a nation of laws and fundamental constitutional guarantees, and one of the most important is the right of every American to assemble, peacefully protest, and to free speech which is what we have overwhelmingly seen across the country.
We welcomed the National Guard over the weekend who have helped in unarmed duties with support and logistics as we deal with the effects of civil unrest and the bad actions of a few. But let me be clear: no U.S. Military troops are needed nor will they act as police in Seattle."
They will ask Trump (i.e. - we the taxpayers) to pay for it all. Watch.
Fellow needs to study a bit more law.
this dyke mayor is a collaborator and in on the scam... it will all be over after Sleepy Joe’s speech tomorrow.
Durka Durkan, Seattle Jihad! /Team America, kind of>
What are the exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act?
For example , President Johnson sent federal troops to Detroit in 1967 to help deal with that riot.
President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock in 1957 to enforce a school integration court order.
So while we understand about the Posse Comitatus Act clearly there must be some exceptions that can be used.
I have to imagine that the president got some legal advice from the attorney general, or someone else, that he would have authority to use federal troops and or federalize the National Guard in various localities around the country.
There seems to be an evolving liberal view that the president is over-reaching with talk of sending federal troops to put down these riots.
Don Lemon on CNN just lamented that we may see the president using federal troops against peaceful protesters. Don Lemon apparently does not have the reasoning ability or nuanced thinking ability to make a distinction between peaceful protesters and anarchists and arsonists.
It is easy to hit the trigger point of these little RAT piglets....
Meanwhile “the few” burn the city and steal rifles form looted police cars. Good job mayor.
As much as Trump wants to restore order in these cities (and I understand his reasons why),maybe it’d be best if he sent troops in only if asked.
If not, let them burn to the ground. Let the rioters, anarchists, arsonists, looters, etc own these cities.
And if asked, just say out loud “If offered to send in troops to assist, but was told No. What more do you want me to do?”
May she have Blackhawks hovering at 50’ over her house 24/7.
For her protection, of course. /s
These mayors need to be held personally liable for their failure to exercise their office.
How can a former federal prosecutor be so wrong on points of law?
In 1967, Detroit, President Johnson sent in the Armys 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. The result was 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed.
My brother was one of them, an MP. He manned a .50 cal, they used recoilless rifles also. They free fired at will.
I have a feeling...a governor or two might be arrested...
Coup D’etat in progress, after failed prior attempts. Must prepare for a battle over several months. Some governors and mayors may be complicit.
Must quickly identify funding and the leaders and round up. And bring in real black leadership to denounce the fake cause.
So is that the plan to have Biden talk and all rioting/protesting stops?
NYC , DC, Seattle, Minneapolis, LA, SF, Philly, to start
A little too much righteous indignation
i was 9 years old at the time...that was a true riot..snipers...running gun battles. Airborne raked apartment buildings with 50 cal to kill snipers. Whats happening now is rioting..but half are white teen age girls...this all could have been stopped night one... but the 60’s riots...thats is how to handle this.
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