Should Trump Impose Martial Law To Stop Migrant Caravan?
A U.S Congressman has suggested that it may be necessary for President Donald Trump to impose martial law in the South Border in order to end the migrant caravan.
During his appearance on the FOX news program “Todd Starnes Radio Show,” Rep. Louie Gohmert from the first district of Texas was interviewed regarding the large group of migrants from Central America who are heading to the United States to seek asylum.
Starnes asked Gohmert:
“If, in fact, this mob heads towards California, what’s gonna happen then? Because [Democratic governor] Jerry Brown will welcome them. You know it’s a sanctuary state. Do you think the President will allow that to happen?”
To this question, came the following response from Gohmert:
“I don’t think the president will allow that to happen. This has got to be so massive, I mean, you might have to declare martial law along the border. And the Democrats have been too stupid to realize that by encouraging this caravan they may actually empower the President to do things they never wanted.”
When asked to describe his proposed “martial law”, the congressman replied:
“You would probably need federal law enforcement to be there to arrest any Americans who might try to stop it.
“The military needs to have their weapons pointed towards Mexico and not toward the American people, but it may be that we have to have enough federal law enforcement, and maybe we have to have the National Guard if Jerry Brown is going to force the issue ― but I hope and pray he won’t be so stupid as to try to stop the U.S. government from enforcing our border because then we’re talking treasonous-type acts.”
For his part, President Trump tweeted the following warning to the thousands of Central American migrants who are heading towards the US border:
“To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally. Go back to your country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!”