• 'We don't know any more than you know': Lawmakers in the dark about how Trump is using military against protests

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    National Guardsmen have been deployed across the country in response to protests against police violence, and President Donald Trump has threatened to send active-duty troops to quell further unrest.
    But the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says the rhetoric from the White House and Pentagon is troubling, and many questions how what the military is doing remain unanswered.
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    National Guard troops have fanned out across the country in response to protests sparked by the death of George Floyd after...
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  • Following his photo op at a church Tuesday night, DC residents protested Trump's visit to the John Paul II shrine: 'Don't use God as a prop'

    Following his photo op at a church Tuesday night, DC residents protested Trump's visit to the John Paul II shrine: 'Don't use God as a prop'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Ashley Gold
    About 200 people gathered near Catholic University in Northeast Washington, DC, Tuesday morning to peacefully protest President Donald Trump visiting the shrine of Pope John Paul II.
    Trump's visit to the shrine, after a night of unrest and tear-gassing of peaceful protests in DC, came ahead of him signing an executive order on religious freedom.
    "I find it baffling and reprehensible" that a Catholic institution would allow itself to be "misused" and "manipulated" by Trump, wrote Catholic Archbishop of Washington Wilton Gregory in advance of the visit. See the rest of the story...
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  • 'I don't know. I wasn't there': Most GOP Senators decline to condemn law enforcement tear-gassing peaceful protesters for Trump's church photo op

    'I don't know. I wasn't there': Most GOP Senators decline to condemn law enforcement tear-gassing peaceful protesters for Trump's church photo op

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    Most GOP Senators either defended, did not criticize, or declined to comment on law enforcement clearing a crowd of non-violent protesters for Trump to be photographed holding up a Bible at St. John's Church.
    Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday evening, law enforcement used tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash-bang grenades to clear a crowd of peaceful demonstrators so Trump could walk to the photo op.
    While some Republican senators, like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, criticized the president, the vast majority did not. See what they said...
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