FOX’s Napolitano Blasts Trump’s “Unlawful and Unconstitutional” Portland Occupation
Donald Trump has made it quite clear that he will making “law and order” a foundational piece of his 2020 campaign. He has dispatched troops to Portland, Oregon to threaten protesters. He has pledged to do the same in cities like New York, Philadelphia and Detroit.
The President made this pledge despite push-back from the leaders of those respective cities and states. When asked about the matter on Fox News today, Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted the President’s occupation of Portland as “unlawful and unconstitutional.”
“What happened in Portland over the weekend, it was not only unlawful and unconstitutional, it’s just plain wrong,” said the judicial analyst. “Sending armed, untrained police into the streets wearing fatigues without the knowledge or consent of the local police actually caused more violence. All the people that they arrested, they didn’t file one criminal complaint.”
“You have a lot of peaceful demonstrators. The complaint filed by the Attorney General of Oregon against the Department of Homeland Security recounts horror stories of peaceful people being kidnapped, held blindfold, handcuffed, and incommunicado for just two hours and then let go. There is no reason to disturb those people. The people they should stop are the ones with the baseball bats.”
The former judge closed his remarks, “The federal government can’t do what it doesn’t have the authority to do. And it shouldn’t do anything without the coordination of the locals.”
Watch a clip of the comments below, courtesy of Fox News :