Shootings reportedly broke out in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night after the state’s Democrat governor had reportedly refused help from the Trump administration to stop the violence.
This latest development in Kenosha, which has a Democrat mayor, comes after Gov. Tony Evers (D) reportedly refused help from the Trump administration that law enforcement said that they needed to maintain peace.
“I got a call today from congressman who represents that district, and from Senator Johnson as well, really just pleading for help, saying that the local sheriff and the mayor and police chief need some additional assistance,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said. “I got on the phone right away and offered assistance in the form of additional National Guard help.”
Meadows added, “The president was on the phone with the governor today … we have National Guard standing by, and if the general for the National Guard [in Kenosha] needs additional help, we’re there to do it, but today, that request was denied by the governor.”