Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday reacted angrily to President Trump warning that he may deploy “more federal law enforcement” to cities to get rioting under control, announcing they will “have to arrest” her first.
“They’ll have to arrest me first if they think they’re going to illegally lay their hands on my residents,” Tlaib blustered in defense of violent revolutionaries wreaking havoc across the country.
On Monday, Trump doubled down on last week’s promise to protect cities. “They’re like war zones. And if the city isn’t to straighten out, if local politicians — or, in this case — I don’t say this for political reasons — they’re all Democrats. They’re liberal, left-wing Democrats,” Trump correctly noted.
Trump reiterated that call on Monday following a meeting with Republican leaders, naming New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Baltimore, specifically. “Look at what’s going on. All run by Democrats. All run by very liberal Democrats. All run really by [the] radical left. We can’t let this happen in the cities.”