Task Force Sends Military to Protect Controversial Monuments
The Department of Homeland Security is now sending military teams across the country to protect monuments and statues.
This is in response to continued protests over racial injustice and heightened conversation about confederate statues.
Last week, President Trump created the task force with an executive order. The president tweeted the order is now in full force and violations could result in a 10-year prison term.
And President Trump is threatening to veto an amendment requiring the pentagon to rename 10 military bases that are named after confederate leaders.
Congress is currently considering this amendment, calling it the National Defense Authorization Act.
The president believes our men and women who left these bases shouldn’t be told the base where they trained and the last place they saw American soil was a racist institution.
But some military leaders and Republican lawmakers have already expressed their support for renaming the 10 bases.