Law And Order! Trump Drops The Hammer On Vandals Targeting Statues

Early Tuesday morning the President announced that he has “authorized” the federal government to arrest anyone who vandalizes statues or monuments on federal property.

The announcement came after rioters attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson and vandalized St. John’s church late Monday night.

“I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent,” Trump tweeted. “This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!”

President Trump also addressed the extremest who are trying to set up another “autonomous zone” in Washington DC, “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!”

The President also informed protesters who were arrested on Monday for trying to tear down the Andrew Jackson statue what their consequences will be.

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt also responded to the destruction by rioters:

I just left Lafayette Square where another so called “peaceful protest” led to destruction tonight. Let me be clear: we will not bow to anarchists. Law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.

The scope of the violence and destruction since the protests started weeks ago have been significant. Criminals have vandalized national memorials and monuments, ignited sacred sites, attacked law enforcement officers, and destroyed countless businesses.

The Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial were previously defaced, and now the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square has been defaced by criminals who sought to topple the statue recognizing the seventh President of the United States.

Law enforcement officers ensured that this would not happen.

Across the country, some elected leaders of our cities have expressed enthusiasm and support for these criminals, exhibiting an undeniable unwillingness to protect law abiding citizens and their property.

We live in the greatest country in the world, and I thank our dedicated law enforcement officials who stand tall against these coordinated attacks and seek peace and justice for all.

Authorities have been very patient but, it’s time, these thugs need to be arrested.

Dailywire