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Hours Before Wisconsin Riots Went Too Far – Democrat Governor Evers Rejected Trump’s Offer Of Troops
By Ben Dutka|August 26, 2020
Hours Before Wisconsin Riots Went Too Far – Democrat Governor Evers Rejected Trump’s Offer Of Troops

More protests and riots have erupted across the country, and the state of Wisconsin has been hit the hardest in the past week.

Specifically, the city of Kenosha has been in the spotlight.

Civil unrest has plagued Kenosha for several days now, and the uprising has resulted in multiple injuries and property damage. There have also been two fatalities.

However, there’s a chance that much of it could’ve been avoided…

As it turns out, President Donald Trump offered to send the state some help. As the situation was spinning out of control, Trump tweeted:

Governor should call in the National Guard in Wisconsin.

It is ready, willing, and more than able. End problem FAST!

But as reported by The Daily Wire, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers didn’t accept this offer of assistance.

And sadly, just a few hours later, violence erupted again and two people were shot and killed.

To be fair, Evers did call in some help — 250 National Guard troops, to be exact. It just didn’t seem to be anywhere near enough.

As White House Senior Communications Advisor Ben Williamson wrote:

Local law enforcement in Wisconsin have told the White House they need at least 750 National Guard tonight. Governor Evers is only sending 250.

Today, Mark Meadows called the Governor and offered 500 additional guard to meet the police needs. Governor Evers declined.

The Governor’s reluctance to bring in more law enforcement might’ve been costly.

Various videos showcasing the rising violence have spread across social media, and this includes armed individuals and audible gunshots.

Over the past few months, protests and riots have played a very large – and very unfortunate – role in the country. And some of it has had tragic consequences.

Republicans and Conservatives say Democrat leaders like Evers simply aren’t doing enough. They’re not acknowledging the danger and are hiding behind “peaceful protest” claims.

This could be viewed as more evidence of that theory. The question now is:

How much force is necessary to quell the uprisings, before more people get hurt?

UPDATE:

Governor Evers has decided he does need that assistance now, as evidenced by a new tweet from President Trump:

We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets.

My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance (Portland should do the same!)…

Well, it looks like Evers quickly reached that line and wants the city he governs to no longer be a warzone.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Trump administration suggested Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers call in the National Guard to help stop the rioting.
  • Local law enforcement said they needed “at least 750” Guardsmen. But Gov. Evers only accepted 250.
  • After riots spiraled out of control, Governor Evers did an about face and accepted more National Guard support.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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