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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:43 PM

Democratic governors to GOP counterparts: oppose deployment

Source: AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic governors on Wednesday called on their Republican counterparts to join them in opposing President Donald Trump's threatened deployment of the U.S. military to quell bouts of violence that have arisen from protests over the death of George Floyd.

Several Democratic governors said the president is overstepping his authority and urged their colleagues to issue a bipartisan statement through the National Governors Association saying they oppose the president's potential use of the Insurrection Act of 1807 to contain protests if governors were not able to get a handle on the unrest.

“It doesn’t matter what party you belong to; it’s an attack on states," Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, said on a conference call, the audio of which was obtained by The Associated Press.

Trump derided many governors as “weak” on Monday and threatened to deploy active duty military across the country as thousands protested the killing of black men by police. Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a white officer in Minneapolis who kept his knee on Floyd's neck despite pleas that he couldn't breathe.

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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:47 PM

1. Considering he has left both dem and repub governors bloving in the wind

with the COVID response...I think this is a possibility.

Our states might have to be the ones to hold the line with this corrupt power grab at the highest levels.

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