NY AG Letitia James Threatens to Sue President Trump If He Uses Military To Save City

One eyewitness described the chaos in New York last night this way: “Hard to describe how rampant the looting was tonight in Midtown Manhattan and how lawless it was. Complete anarchy. Literally hundreds of stores up and down Broadway, Fifth Ave, Sixth Ave. Kids ruling the streets like it was a party.”

Today the New York Mayor and the New York Governor traded blame for the debacle and it looked like the only solution was to call President Trump for help so he could send in reinforcements.

Attorney General Letitia James, however, said that she would sue President Donald Trump if he tried to save the city from itself.

“The President of the United States is not a dictator, and President Trump does not and will not dominate New York State,” Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.

“In fact, the president does not have the right to unilaterally deploy US military across American states.”

“We respect and will guard the right to peaceful protest, and my office will review any federal action with an eye toward protecting our state’s rights.”

“Rest assured: We will not hesitate to go to court to protect our constitutional rights during this time and well into the future.”

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