Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Ill., Said President Trump’s efforts to send federal law enforcement to Chicago were a “political ploy,” and if the president were serious about curbing violent crimes in Windy City, he would support gun control laws.
Duckworth, a potential leader of Democrat Joe Biden, has undermined Trump’s federal law enforcement in Portland and said he opposes any effort to make Trump’s next goal to repel protesters.
“It’s a political gimmick,” Duckworth told Fox News on Wednesday. “I mean, you’re looking at what happened in Portland, you actually have federal officers ̵1; we’re not even sure which agencies in general – in military clothing, riding in unmarked vehicles, grabbing peaceful protesters from the streets.” and go with them in the middle of the night. This is not acceptable. You can’t come and politicize the government by attacking Americans who peacefully exercised their rights to the First Amendment. “
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Trump has repeatedly targeted Chicago and its essence in executions and assassinations as an example of what is wrong with Democrat-led cities. Last week, during a White House ceremony, Trump announced that he would “speed up” federal law enforcement to the city to curb a violent crime that has claimed the lives of many people, including young children.
The deployment mission in Chicago is to help identify, arrest, and prosecute perpetrators of violent crime, while deploying in Portland has focused on protecting the federal chamber from harm. Local officials in Oregon want federal officers to expose and accuse them of aggressive police tactics, including the use of tear gas for the crowd, of inciting violence.
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Duckworth said that what is really required of the federal government is reasonable gun control legislation that will not allow weapons to fall into the wrong hands.
“If the president really wants to address the issue of violence in Chicago, then he can call [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell will ask us today to vote for such a reasonable gun control law as a universal check, such as the completion of high-capacity magazines of 30 rounds or more, “Duckworth said.” These things will pass. They are supported bilaterally. And 90 percent. Americans support universal verification [and] closing the loophole. … We can do better and we can do more. “
Chicago Mayor Laurie Lightfoot, who has criticized Trump in the past, has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that federal officers will focus on investigating crimes and will not turn into confrontations with protesters, as in Portland.
Duckworth was more open to a purposeful partnership with federal officials, but is concerned that federal law enforcement may turn into violent police tactics against protesters who regularly took to the streets after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
“Now, if he wants to send federal resources to Chicago to work with the city of Chicago, with the Lightfoot mayor’s administration, and to work with local law enforcement, I’m ready to look at that,” Duckworth said. “But if he’s going to send unmarked people to grab peaceful protesters from the streets, and the Americans are just exercising their basic rights and taking them away in unmarked vans, then I will oppose him every step of the way.”
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The Trump administration’s efforts in Chicago are part of Operation Legend, named after a 4-year-old boy, Legend Taliferro, who was shot dead in Kansas on June 29. The Justice Department program began in Kansas City on July 8, Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22 and only Wednesday. expanded to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.
Last week, Trump said “hundreds” of federal officials would go to Chicago to eradicate violent crime as he called on cities to comply with protesters’ demands for police decontamination. Trump said the agents would come from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Marshals Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
“This violent violence shocks the conscience of our nation, and we will not stand aside and watch it happen,” Trump said.