Oversight Chairwoman Maloney Issues Statement on the President’s Use of Federal Forces Against Peaceful Protesters

Jun 2, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump deployed federal police against American citizens peacefully protesting the very public, inexplicable loss of several black lives at the hands of law enforcement:
 

“I am horrified by President Trump’s statements and actions.  The President deployed federal police against American citizens peacefully protesting the unjust murders of Black people—for a photo opportunity.  He commanded the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on innocent men and women—tactics employed by white segregationists in the 1960s.  His actions are despicable, and as Americans, we will not stand for them.  He should resign immediately.”

 

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116th Congress