Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says He Doesn’t Support Using Military to Respond to Protests
Date: 2020-06-03 14:51:29
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he doesn’t support the deployment of active-duty forces to confront protesters in U.S. cities saying the National Guard is best suited for that job.
Addressing reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Esper said that he knew that he would be joining President Donald Trump to walk into Lafayette Park in front of the White House on Monday, but was not aware of specific plans at the church.
“I did know we were going to the church. I did not know a photo op was happening,” Esper said.
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