Damn, what a shit show that would be regardless of who takes precedence and what the likelihood of everyone following the rules is. Just having that confrontation is legit terrifying about what it would demonstrate about the state of our society & government. It is amazing how much we are having to learn about the fiddly rules of government authority under this president. It’s like when you start checking online for the most up to date errata for a game that was published years ago.
AFAIK the governor controls their National Guard and the president could nationalize them but then it’s basically down to who the commanders will actually follow. I understand 45 isn’t very popular with commanders right now, but individuals could still support him, or be tricked by his propaganda. It’ll be a shot show for sure.
I would like to caution people from expressing support or sympathy with Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, just yet. Due to Portland’s odd political structure, the Mayor is also the Police Commissioner, which means all the things happening to people before the feds arrived was on him.
KCPD is trying to drum up support by suggesting that peaceful protesters are the problem, actually, because of violent threats against the innocent children of their officers. No evidence, mind. No one named specifically. Just a nebulous “think of the children”.
So the King has apparently called in the Hessians to quell the riotous provinces.
Blackwater, well known and loved for their raping, pillaging, and murdering of Iraq, are the ones handling Portland, and potentially other cities here soon.
Reform doesn’t work
Here’s a list of just how fucked NYC has been.
Now THAT is a gauntlet thrown down