Time seems to be running out as all the George Floyd cops got charged and in Mark Esper’s apparent defection for responsibility, Trump now seems to be backtracking on the use of US military in a posse comitatus action.
-50% say race relations will be a major or minor factor in their vote
-40% generally have confidence in Trump to handle it, 60% do not
-52% generally have confidence in Biden to handle it, 46% do nothttps://t.co/K0vmSYubEz
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 3, 2020
And yes, of course, I understand that (1) Trump is the symptom not the cause, (2) there is no going back the SQ-ante, (3) long-term socio-economic reforms are needed, (4) dont forget about the anger of the white male working class, etc. These big policy debates are important.
Ã¢ÂÂ Michael McFaul (@McFaul) June 3, 2020
Here's something you can do right now: https://t.co/V1MPHvcZqX
Use the tool from Campaign Zero to find out what your city's use of force policy is. Then call or write your mayor to make sure they adopt 8 necessary policies to reduce police violence. https://t.co/OCYd3m1JnI
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) June 3, 2020
One not so minor detail that has largely gone overlookedÃ¢ÂÂsince when does the Attorney General have the authority to order the National Guard, Park Police or Secret Service to do anything, let alone fire tear gas, pepper spray & rubber bullets?!?!?
SPOILER ALERT: He doesnÃ¢ÂÂt. https://t.co/a2BclzvS6t
Ã¢ÂÂ Nick Shapiro (@nick_shapiro) June 3, 2020
TrumpÃ¢ÂÂs “law-and-order” rhetoric echos Nixon and Reagan Ã¢ÂÂ but unlike his predecessors, heÃ¢ÂÂs incapable of posing as a force for unity as well as repression. @ed_kilgore writes https://t.co/BS8KFi1zDn
— Intelligencer (@intelligencer) June 3, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) Ã¢ÂÂ Defense officials tell AP that active-duty troops brought to DC area in response to protests are returning to home bases.
— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) June 3, 2020
I suspect the service Chiefs took Esper to the woodshed.
Ã¢ÂÂ Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 3, 2020
A significant break with the president –> https://t.co/OAAZ67CtKe
Ã¢ÂÂ Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 3, 2020
Esper's press conference this a.m. is not going over well at the White House, where officials were unaware of what he was going to say. He had already been on thin ice with POTUS, who had been venting about him in recent weeks, per sources to @ZcohenCNN and me.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 3, 2020
the federal government has taken active steps to make whatever forces it has mustered unaccountable: https://t.co/grkjM5Ocih
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) June 3, 2020
Does Trump have authority to use the U.S. military domestically against our own citizens? Can he take over the D.C. police force?
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) June 3, 2020
A Nation Without Law, Order, or Justice | By Adam Serwerhttps://t.co/WU527QrdJc
Ã¢ÂÂ SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) June 3, 2020
Why are people scared of the riots and looting?
The flu kills way more people every year.
— Tall Paul (@TallPaul612) June 3, 2020
The Nixon comparisons that live in TrumpÃ¢ÂÂs mind and many commentatorsÃ¢ÂÂ glide over that Nixon invoked his law-and-order/Silent Majority language as a *challenger* against Humphrey and an incumbent Dem administration that was seen as presiding over chaos and social breakdown. https://t.co/8bH01yCrix
— John F. Harris (@harrispolitico) June 2, 2020
Man creates new Twitter account, only posts Trump tweets word for word, gets banned rapidly https://t.co/PNLokEw8oQ
— Drew Curtis (@DrewCurtis) June 3, 2020