Here's the 10-word question upon which DC's fate could hinge

Here's the 10-word question upon which DC's fate could hinge
Army Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army, at a cake-cutting honoring the 381st birthday of the National Guard and unveiling the new National Guard Bureau Organizational Badge, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2017. The badge is authorized for wear while assigned to the NGB and is not permanently awarded. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)

As protests roiled the nation’s capital on Monday night, one Democrat in Congress asked a question of Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


The context behind the question was President Donald Trump’s assistance on using the military to quell protests against police violence.

“Do you intend to obey illegal orders from the president?” Ruben Gallego asked chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, in a one-line letter with a single, 10-word question.

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