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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:25 AM

Ridge: 'It would be a cold day in hell' if he'd let 'uninvited' federal agents into cities.

'Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, the first homeland security secretary, criticized the deployment of federal agents in Portland, Ore., as mayors throughout the country call on the Trump administration to keep agents out of their cities.

The administration has deployed agents with tactical gear to confront protesters in downtown Portland, Ore., and plans to send agents to Democratic-led cities, such as Philadelphia. The administration revealed Monday that it plans to send 150 Homeland Security Investigations special agents to Chicago for 60 days.

"The department was established to protect America from the ever-present threat of global terrorism. It was not established to be the president’s personal militia," Ridge, a Republican, said in an interview with Sirius XM radio. He was alluding to the department's creation after the 9/11 attacks.

Ridge said he would “welcome the opportunity to work with any federal agency to reduce crime or lawlessness in the cities" if he were governor. But "it would be a cold day in hell before I would consent to an uninvited, unilateral intervention into one of my cities," he added, specifically calling out how the federal authorities were unwelcome in Portland.

“And I wish the president would take a more collaborative approach toward fighting this lawlessness than the unilateral approach he’s taken,” he added.'>>>

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/07/22/homeland-security-portland-tom-ridge-philadephia-trump-federal-agents/stories/202007220076?

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Reply Ridge: 'It would be a cold day in hell' if he'd let 'uninvited' federal agents into cities. (Original post)
elleng Jul 2020 OP
RKP5637 Jul 2020 #1
C_U_L8R Jul 2020 #2
elleng Jul 2020 #3
still_one Jul 2020 #4

Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:31 AM

1. Trump, is using it as his personal gestapo. What has happened to state's rights. Trump should stay

the fuck out unless requested by the state/city. Trump is acting like an invasion force. IMO this is all in prep. for his desire to be a dictator. He's testing the waters and the citizenry response.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:46 AM

2. Governors have got to get serious with Trump's paramilitary

Protecting the community is job one.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:56 AM

3. Yes.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:51 PM

4. +++

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