Congressman John Katko says he disagrees with military intervention at protests across the U.S., after President Donald Trump suggested that it could be an option if local authorities can’t take control.
“I don’t agree at all with bringing active military folks to handle this,” Kakto said. “That’s what the National Guard is for. My son’s in the National Guard. That’s what they’re trained to do.”
He said that it’s important for the government to respect the right of the individuals to protest.
Katko said he would like to see more police officers out on the streets building relationships with people in local neighborhoods. However, that could be a challenge with significant spending cuts looming at all municipal levels in New York.