Defense Sec. Mark Esper: Don't support deploying active-duty troops to respond to civil unrest in DC

by 24USATVJune 3, 2020, 5:50 p.m. 24
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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act, a law from 1807 that would allow President Donald Trump to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to civil unrest in cities across the country.

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