The U.S. military, Beorn points out, does not like to be employed against Americans, and has a long tradition of that reluctance.
And indeed, backed by Attorney General William Barr, Trump appears to be launching a bid to become an authoritarian leader himself.
Today, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison charged all four of the Minneapolis police officers at the scene of George Floyd’s murder.
Trump supporters on Fox News media expressed frustration that no one seemed to be paying attention to the hearings.
Identity of troops: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/03/dangerous-new-factor-an-uneasy-moment-unidentified-law-enforcement-officers/Guard units:Riot teams: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/01/867059312/attorney-general-steps-up-federal-law-enforcement-response-to-protestsShrine: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/02/868188511/catholic-archbishop-criticizes-trumps-visit-to-st-john-paul-ii-shrinehttps://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/politics/trump-bible-churches-protests/index.htmlCotton: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/opinion/tom-cotton-protests-military.htmlMilley:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/politics/esper-milley-trump-protest.htmlAllen: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/03/trump-military-george-floyd-protests/https://www.militarytimes.com/2020/06/03/army-navy-leaders-latest-to-speak-out-about-racism-in-wake-of-george-floyds-death-in-police-custody/Pentagon: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/06/03/active-duty-troops-deployed-to-dc-region-start-to-leave/Stavridis: https://time.com/5847343/military-stand-up-for-its-soul/Mattis: https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/6991-mattis-statement/5ce1ea06ba0f4fc8eeb3/optimized/full.pdf#page=1Carter: https://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/2020/statement-060320.htmlBush: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/politics/george-w-bush-statement-on-george-floyd/index.htmlObama: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/03/869208191/obama-urges-young-people-to-keep-up-their-protests-to-bring-changeClinton: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/statement-president-bill-clinton-death-george-floydhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/all-four-living-ex-presidents-draw-a-sharp-contrast-with-trump-on-systemic-racism/2020/06/03/ba421b78-a5b5-11ea-bb20-ebf0921f3bbd_story.htmlcharges: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/03/george-floyd-police-officers-charges/Polls https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/politics/trump-campaign-virus-protests-polls.htmlRosenstein: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/03/865203849/ex-department-of-justice-leader-who-appointed-mueller-to-testify-in-senatehttps://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/politics/rosenstein-russia-hearing-fact-check/index.html

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