Top Democrat Moves To Block Trump From Deploying The Military Against The American People
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is gathering support to reform the Insurrection Act, so that a president can't deploy the military against the American people.
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Protecting The American People Begins Now
Sen. Richard Blumenthal isn’t waiting for the results of the 2024 election to protect the American people from a potential presidential abuse of power. Blumenthal is lining up support from Democrats and Republicans to reform the Insurrection Act.
A top Democratic senator is renewing his effort to rein in Donald Trump’s — or any other future president’s — authority to deploy the military inside the U.S., following recent threats from the former commander in chief to use troops to tamp down violence in cities if reelected.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a senior member of the Homeland, Armed Services and Judiciary committees, told POLITICO he is seeking Republicans and Democrats to join his latest effort to overhaul the law involving deployments inside the U.S., known as the Insurrection Act.