Senator Cotton Urges Trump to use Insurrection Act to Stop Violent Rioting

Senator Tom Cotton is urging President Trump to end the violent rioting by using the Insurrection Act.

According to Town Hall:

In the wake of violent riots and looting in cities nationwide, after the death of George Floyd, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are largely silent as cities see mass vandalism. President Trump denounced the violence, and deemed ANTIFA, a group spearheading the violence and looting, as a terrorist organization.

While there is a bipartisan push for the president to address the nation directly, Sen. Tom Cotton is pushing President Trump to use the Insurrection Act. If enacted, active-duty military would be deployed to combat violence and assist law enforcement officers; the Insurrection Act gives the president discretion to employ the military as he sees fit, to suppress rebellions.

“There are a lot of tools that the president and the Department of Justice has in their tool kit, from the Insurrection Act to the Explosives Act, to the Riot Act that can be used to stop this anarchy,” Sen. Cotton said on Fox News. “The video of George Floyd’s death is deeply disturbing. I welcome the quick action by local authorities and the Department of Justice to investigate, to get the facts, and to do justice for George Floyd in accordance with law. We always respect the rights of peaceful protesters, but anarchy, rioting and looting, we have zero tolerance for that. And it needs to end tonight.”

President Trump has not yet indicated what action he intends to take to deal with the mass acts of violence in cities nationwide.

President Trump has taken a cautious approach to the current situation but as it escalates, his leadership will become much more needed.
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Ashok
Ashok
1 year ago

Mr President you need to do something quick. Don’t be like Liberals State Governor’s.

Audre Zembrzuski
Audre Zembrzuski
1 year ago

I thought the Air Force One already had a new paint job. Maybe it is a new planne.

James Cowell
James Cowell
1 year ago

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT !

Ol Gyrene
1 year ago

One can only hope that our President acts on the advice of Senator Cotton, since it is clear that the criminal intent of those engaged in these acts of violence are not by any means just in response to the situation where Mr Floyd’s death was was precipitated. But instead are being used for nothing other than stealing,looting and destruction of taxpayer property and other individuals property also costing millions of dollars, and showing the world that the USA is on the same level as all the other S.H. Nations on this planet when it comes to law & order.

Keith S. Clark
Keith S. Clark
1 year ago

It’s got little to do with Floyd..
It has a lot more to do with the latest coup attempt.
Nothing else worked so the DNC and Soros have sent their paid thugs to burn down all the Democrat cities.
That will not work anywhere else.

Sharon Jenkins
Sharon Jenkins
1 year ago
Reply to  Keith S. Clark

You may have a valid point regarding a coup attempt by DNC/Soros. Interesting to see how this unfolds.

Don
Don
1 year ago

I say let them start using rubber bullets. If you don’t think that will stop it without deaths, you are wrong. The rubber bullets will disperse the crowds. Personally I would use real bullets. The time to honor Floyd is over, now it’s acting just like a bunch from Africa. That’s all they know how to take care of things. Violence. Burning. I think when all these people are identified, their houses/cars should be burned down so the true feeling of what they are doing to others will come to rest at home.

PHIL COLLINS
PHIL COLLINS
1 year ago

THE RIOTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT DESTROY THIS COUNTRY !!!
SOROS/OBAMA HAVE BEEN WORKING TO OVERTHROW AMERICA, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY !

WAKE UP AMERICA !!

Dawnie R
Dawnie R
1 year ago

Do it!!!! END THE BS NOW!!! AMERICANS are SICK & TIRED of the LAWLESSNESS in this country!!! From Barry/Hitlery, to members of Congress (and their daughters) tweets INCITING RIOTS to Mayors & Police Chiefs……the LEVEL OF CORRUPTION IS OFF THE CHARTS!!!! WE ALL KNOW that these riots are being funded by SOROS/OBAMA/CLINTON!!!! WHY AREN’T THEY IN PRISON?????

James
James
1 year ago

Satan’s children at work.

Ron
Ron
1 year ago

Just the crazy ‘liberal/progressive’ democrats doing what they know best, violence and hating the Country, and wanting power and a Socialist takeover of America!!

Angel
Angel
1 year ago

We will become wise in their tactics and justice will be served, no longer fools. The enemy within, God guide us, give us wisdom in taking a stand for liberty and freedom. Show us our part in standing up for protection and perseverance .

Erika
1 year ago

Whatever happened to “Looters will be shot on site”? We need to re-install that law. That will stop those thugs. Marshall Law is another way to stop them. We also need to bring back the Draft. 2 years of Military training teaches discipline and respect to these un-behaved punks.
Every one of these criminals should be deported to a country like Africa where they can make the changes they wish to make here. We need to put some teeth into our laws and use it to the fullest extend. Anyone who is unhappy with the way this country is run, they have the freedom to leave and find a better place to live. We have open exit border.

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