Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Said President Trump’s efforts to send federal law enforcement agencies to Chicago were a “political piece” and that if the president were serious about fighting violent crime in Windy City, he would support the law. in the field of arms control.
Duckworth, a potential classmate of Democrat Joe Biden, shot Trump’s federal law enforcement in Portland, saying she would oppose any effort to make Chicago Trump another target for suppressing protesters.
“It’s a political piece,” Duckworth told Fox News. “I think you look at what happened in Portland, you really have federal officers ̵1; we’re not sure which agencies in general – they wear military-style uniforms, drive unmarked vehicles and grab peaceful protesters off the streets.” and ride with them in the middle of the night. That is not acceptable. You cannot enter and politicize the government in a way that attacks Americans peacefully and exercises their First Amendment rights. ‘ “
MOVE TO SURGE THE FEDERAL AGENTS FOR CHICAGO, ANOTHER CITY BUILT IN FREE CRIMINAL
Trump has repeatedly targeted Chicago and its rise in shootings and killings as an example of what is happening in Democratic-led cities. Last week, Trump announced at a White House ceremony that he would “release” federal law enforcement officials into the city to suppress a violent crime that claimed the lives of many, including young children.
The mission of the Chicago deployment is to help identify, arrest and prosecute criminals responsible for violent crime, while the Portland deployment was aimed at protecting the federal courthouse from damage. Local Oregon officials want federal officers to be out and blame their aggressive police tactics – including the use of tear gas in crowds – for inciting violence.
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Duckworth said what he really needs from the federal government is reasonable arms control legislation to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands.
“If the president really wants to deal with gun violence in Chicago, he can call him [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell today and ask us to vote on some sensible weapons control legislation, such as general background checks, such as closing large-capacity magazines with 30 or more rounds, “Duckworth said.” These things will pass. ” bilaterally. And 90 percent of Americans support universal background checks [and] closing gaps. … We can do better and we can do more. ‘ “
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has been critical of Trump in the past, has reached an understanding with the Trump administration that federal officers will focus on investigating crimes and will not confront protesters, for example in Portland.
Duckworth was more open to a targeted partnership with federal officials, but was concerned that the presence of federal law enforcement agencies could translate into violent police tactics on protesters who had taken the streets regularly since the death of Georg Floyd in Minneapolis.
“Now, if he wants to send federal resources to Chicago to work with the City of Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot’s administration, and local law enforcement agencies, I’m willing to look into it,” Duckworth said. “But if he wants to send unmarked people to catch peaceful demonstrators from the streets and the Americans are just exercising their basic rights and driving them out in unmarked supplies, I will be against him at every turn.”
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The Trump administration’s efforts in Chicago are part of Operation Legend, named for four-year-old boy LeGend Taliferra, who was shot dead in Kansas City on June 29. The Department of Justice’s program launched in Kansas City on July 8, delivered to Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22, and expanded to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee only on Wednesday.
Trump said last week that “hundreds” of federal officials would descend on Chicago to suppress violent crimes when he reprimanded cities for obeying protesters’ demands for police compensation. Trump said the agents would come from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), American Marshals and the Department of Homeland Security.
“This fury of violence shocks the conscience of our nation and we will not stand by it,” Trump said.