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Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday expressed remorse for accompanying President Trump’s walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church with the President ahead of his surprise photo-op last week.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday urged the removal of 11 statues representing Confederate figures from the U.S. Capitol as efforts to take down monuments linked to racism grow in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday had a snarky reaction to the backlash that both Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and the New York Times have faced following the publication of his “Send In the Troops” op-ed last week.
President Trump reportedly came close to firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the Pentagon official broke with the President over invoking the Insurrection Act to quell the violence that emerged during nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Tuesday fired back at President Trump for baselessly suggesting that an elderly protester — who was shoved to the ground by two Buffalo police officers during an anti-police brutality protest last week — could be part of the amorphous anti-fascist movement known as “antifa.”
Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday evening defended President Trump’s surprise photo-op in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church last week that occurred after peaceful protesters outside the White House were forcibly dispersed.