White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany in her Wednesday briefing called attention to the 45 police officers who have been killed in the U.S. so far this year, including the late St. Louis officer David Dorn.
McEnany said that before the former Missouri police officer was shot and killed by looters in St. Louis, he served 38 years on the city’s police force.
“My heart breaks for two women in particular,” McEnany said, naming Officer Breann Leath, who served in the Indianapolis Police Department before she was shot and killed on duty in April, and Officer Tiffany Enriquez, who served the Honolulu Police Department before she was shot and killed in January.
As a result, the press secretary said the president has “sole authority” to invoke the Insurrection Act, after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he didn’t believe it was necessary.
I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act."