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Tags: Chicago | carnage | crime | send in the Feds

GOP Rep. Blasts Trump for Chicago Tweet

GOP Rep. Blasts Trump for Chicago Tweet

President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 January 2017 03:18 PM EST

President Donald Trump should not be so quick to "send in the Feds," Rep. Justin Amash tweeted Wednesday.

Trump tweeted Tuesday about the high crime rate in Chicago, Illinois, saying if the number of shootings and homicides does not drop he will "send in the Feds!"

 

 

He tweeted earlier this month, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should ask for federal help to deal with his city's crime problems. 

But Trump's calls for government intervention have touched a nerve with Amash, a Libertarian and founder of the House Liberty Caucus.

Trump's most recent tweet confused Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

"The statement is so broad," Johnson told The Chicago Tribune. "I have no idea what he's talking about."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer explained Trump's meaning in his Wednesday press briefing.

"What he wants to do is provide the resources of the federal government, and it can span a bunch of things," Spicer told reporters. "There's no one thing. There can be aid, if it was requested up through the governor, through the proper channels that the federal government can provide on a law enforcement basis."

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President Donald Trump should not be so quick to "send in the Feds," Rep. Justin Amash tweeted Wednesday.
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