Secretary of Defense Rejects Trump Push To Attack Protests

Secretary of Defense Mike Esper has rejected Donald Trump’s push for the military to go after protesters.

“”I don’t support invoking the Insurrection Act,” Esper said in his first public comments since the protests erupted, referring to a statute the president could invoke the deploy active-duty troops to respond to the protests. These measures “should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire situations.”” [READ MORE]