Trump previously called for long prison sentences for people who attacked federal property
In response to weeks of demonstrations in Portland, Donald Trump on June 26, 2020 signed the order with a minimum 10 years in prison. The “Law and Order” President said, “Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country.”
Trump tweeted “Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize our Federal Courthouse in Portland or any Federal Buildings in any of our cities or states will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues and Monuments Act.”
The previous penalty was up to 10 years for vandalizing or destroying any monument or statue or such federal property in the U.S. under the Veterans Memorial Preservation Act.
Trump supporters violently broke into the Capitol building on Wednesday, spread DNA laden brown fecal footprints, destroyed property, threatened elected officials, and even assaulted a Capitol Hill police officer who subsequently died from his injuries.
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