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WH: Insurrection Act 'One of the Tools Available' to Trump, but Focus Is on National Guard

Added 06-01-20 04:47:02pm EST - “White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday that the president was considering invoking the Insurrection Act.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “WH: Insurrection Act One Possible Tool, Trump Focused on Nat'l Guard”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday that the president was considering invoking the Insurrection Act to send federal troops to police the streets of America’s major cities in order to stop riots, but that the focus now iss currently on encouraging governors to utilize the National Guard.

“It’s one of the tools available, whether the president decides to do that, that is his prerogative,” she said in response to questions about the president using the Insurrection Act.

The Insurrection Act of 1807 allows the president to call up federal troops to help restore the peace. It was invoked by President George H.W. Bush to send troops to help quell the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

McEnany emphasized that the Constitution gave governors the police power to prevent violence and that the president wanted to see more governors utilize the full potential of their states’ National Guard resources.

“Right now we’re looking on a focus on the National Guard, that’s where it currently stands,” she said.

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