The Pentagon has ordered the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force to deploy to the D.C.-area amid rioting across the nation, according to multiple sources on background. A source also told Breitbart News that the 16th Military Police Brigade from Fort Bragg was also headed to D.C.
“My first and highest duty as president is to defend our great country and the American people. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do,” President Trump said during a press conference on Monday.
“As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily-armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property,” he added.
Tonight, multiple C-130J and C-17A cargo aircraft from Fort Riley, Fort Drum, and Fort Bragg are arriving into Andrews AFB. (@AP reporting 82nd Airborne Division activated) 10th Mountain Division & 1st Infantry Division which were on standby, also appear to be activated. pic.twitter.com/eTJB7QT8GG— Aircraft Spots (@AircraftSpots) June 2, 2020
And, if necessary, the 10th Mountain, 82nd Airborne, 1st Cav, 3rd Infantry—whatever it takes to restore order. No quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters. https://t.co/OnNJmnDrYM— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 1, 2020
It's getting real!https://t.co/orjKiQIBW3— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) June 2, 2020
Utah, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and New Jersey National Guards will join local police and DC Guardsmen tonight in addition to a battalion of active-duty military police from the 82nd Airborne Division coming to augment the 1,200 on duty Monday.https://t.co/WkeCtvbzI4 pic.twitter.com/EsJKhFcZbq— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) June 2, 2020
SEND THE— Kevin McCashion 🇺🇸 (@Kevin_McCashion) June 2, 2020
Virginia refuses, Maryland agrees to Pentagon request to send National Guard to DC https://t.co/etEWFOqTCu
#BREAKING: At least four officers have been shot when protesters opened fire on Police in St Louis.— Avi Yemini 🇦🇺🇮🇱 (@OzraeliAvi) June 2, 2020
How the hell can anyone SUPPORT this shit?!
Trump is going to be forced to end it.