President Donald Trump is deploying the 82nd Airborne division’s Immediate Response unit to the Washington D.C. area to quell the riots.
The 16th Military Police Brigade from Fort Bragg was also headed to D.C., according to sources.
“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,” Trump said about the deployments.
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) agreed with Trump about deploying troops to restore order.
“If necessary,” Cotton said, “the 10th Mountain, 82nd Airborne, 1st Cav, 3rd Infantry — whatever it takes to restore order. No quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters.”
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