Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says he's hearing that Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to evict at least 1,200 National Guard troops from city hotels after she clashed with President Trump over the handling of George Floyd unrest in the city.
If the reports from his sources are true, he won't be happy, Lee told “Fox News @ Night.”
“Another way to put it is, does the president have the legal authority to request [National] Guard from other states?
He said these young soldiers — with 10 hours notice — left their homes to protect the White House and other properties.
Heavily-armed federal officers in tactical gear have been on the district’s streets for days, after demonstrators set fires, broke store windows and stole items from the shelves and left police officers injured.