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Defense Secretary Esper does not support invoking the Insurrection Act

June 04, 2020 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated September 02, 2020 10:54 AM UTC

Mark Esper also spoke about President Trump’s church photo-op.

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MARK ESPER: The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations. We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act. I did know that we were going to t...

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