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Bacon Statement on Use of Military Force During Looting and Violence

Washington, June 4, 2020

Omaha, Neb. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement about the recent discussion by the President and military leaders in regard to the use of military force where looting and violence has become uncontrolled: 

“Law enforcement matters are best left to the police with National Guard assistance if they request it.  Although the President does have the legal authority to intervene with federal troops, this should only be used as a last resort.  I am pleased to see recent statements by Secretary Esper and the President that they don’t believe such intervention will be necessary.  I agree with General Mattis that ‘We must summon…unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better than our politics.’”

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