Banks discusses the Insurrection Act with CSM,

Banks, William"You want to come to the aid of the states when states can’t take care of themselves," says Professor Emeritus William C. Banks. By threatening to invoke the act, Mr. Trump is trying not to appear weak during a domestic crisis, says Banks. He spoke to the Christian Science Monitor and about Trump's threat to use the Insurrection Act.

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