Posted 36 days ago
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Tuesday that “rioting should not be tolerated” and called the violence that has taken place across the country over the past few days “a terrorist assault on our country.”
Cruz made the comments reacting to a Wall Street Journal editorial warning President Trump that activating the U. S. military could backfire.
“U. S. soldiers are trained for combat against a foreign enemy, not for riot control against Americans,” the editorial board wrote. “The risk of mistakes would be high, and Mr. Trump would be blamed for any bloodshed from civilian clashes with troops.”
The editorial titled “Don’t Call in the troops” was published on Monday after Trump threatened to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to violent demonstrations.
Protests were sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, was seen kneeling on his neck in a viral video. Chauvin has been fired and charged with third-degree murder. Crowds across the nation have seized on the racially charged incident to demand justice, but the protests have devolved into riots in many cities, culminating in days of carnage.... (Read more)