Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

According to a report in the Daily Caller last week, the Trump administration is considering invoking the Insurrection Act to give federal troops the power to detain and remove undocumented immigrants in the United States, acting essentially as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The White House, when asked about the option last week, refused to rule it out. The Insurrection Act is an exception to the general rule, enshrined in the Posse Comitatus Act, that presidents may not use the military as a domestic police force. Posse comitatus, in the words of one former Defense Department official, reflects "one of the clearest political traditions in Anglo-American history: that using military power to enforce the civilian law is harmful to both civilian and military interests."

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Of course he is. Once people get used to them going after "those people" they won't bat an eye when they're told to go after the next group of people.

BTW Trumpers, how much authoritarian tendencies does Trump need to show before you start acting like the supposed patriots you are?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-22 11:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"According to a report in the Daily Caller last week, the Trump administration is considering invoking the Insurrection Act to give federal troops the power to detain and remove undocumented immigrants in the United States,"

This is what I've been waiting for. The door-to-door searches. Cordoning off entire neighborhoods as the Jews are rounded up.

#MAGA

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-22 11:47 AM | Reply

Remember when the GOP used to claim to respect the Constitution?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-22 11:58 AM | Reply

This is what I've been waiting for.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at

Me, too.

Preparation for that coup.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 11:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember when the GOP used to claim to respect the Constitution?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019

It's getting harder.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW Trumpers, how much authoritarian tendencies does Trump need to show before you start acting like the supposed patriots you are?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2019

Lost cause. They're already authoritarians. Dictator's bitches.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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