ALABAMA PROFESSOR EXPLAINS INSURRECTION ACT

Dr. Allen Linken, University of Alabama political science professor, shared his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday, June 1, of using federal troops to end unrest that has erupted following the death of George Floyd.

Dr. Linken spoke on the possibility of the insurrection act.

He said that the President doesn’t have many other options. The United States has a separation of power system where the federal government isn’t the public power of state.

“They can incentivize those states, or they can use this authority the President is talking about but they can’t just really come in and remove the mayor of a city or they cant come in and remove the governor of their power,” Linken said.

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