President Trump Photo Opportunity with Military Commanders
President Trump and the first lady posed for pictures with his military commanders and their spouses. The president suggested the gathering was the “calm before the storm.” When asked by reporters what he meant, the president said, “You’ll find out.”3,406 views
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Hearing on Protests Across U.S.
A Senate subcommittee convened a hearing to examine protecting free speech and preventing violent demonstrations. Several members talked about the rise in violent demonstrations by groups like antifa and white supremacists groups. Oregon Senators Ron Wyden (D) and Jeff Merkley (D) delivered remarks on the decision to send federal police officers into Portland. Other witnesses included federal government officials from the Department of Homeland Security, social justice advocates, and legal scholars. During this portion of the hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who chairs the full committee, said if the government had not intervened in Portland, the violent protesters would have “burned the god damn thing down.” Throughout the hearing, Subcommittee Chair Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ranking Member Mazie Hirono (D-HI) disagreed over several issues, including whether the intent and focus of the hearing and the role of federal officers.9,310 views