Monday on Fox News, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested if local law enforcement were overwhelmed and local politicians were unwilling to act to quell rioting and looting, the federal government should intervene.
I welcome the quick action by local authorities and the Department of Justice to investigate, to get the facts, and to do justice for George Floyd in accordance with law.
And we always respect the rights of peaceful protesters but anarchy, rioting, and looting, we have zero tolerance for, and it needs to end tonight.”
“[T]he riots and the anarchy we’ve seen across the country have nothing to do with the death of George Floyd,” Cotton said.
If local law enforcement is overwhelmed, if local politicians will not do their most basic job to protect our citizens, let’s see how these anarchists respond when the 101st Airborne is on the other side of the street.”