Ossoff: “America Is Not a ‘Battlespace;’ It Is a Republic”

Ossoff denounces Trump’s violent threats, urges Senators to pass criminal justice reform

Atlanta, Ga. — Investigative journalist, media executive, and U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff tonight issued the following statement:

“President Trump’s violent threats and his Administration’s inflammatory, militarized response continue to escalate this crisis.

“The Secretary of Defense’s description today of America as a ‘battlespace’ is beyond outrageous. America is not a ‘battlespace;’ it is a Republic.

“Outrage and unrest over pervasive racism in the criminal justice system cannot be resolved with military force. The remedy is reform. Reform requires compassionate and unifying leadership, not threats to use the military against American citizens.

“Georgia’s U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler must summon the courage to put country over devotion to Trump, restrain this President, and pass criminal justice reform. 

“I commend peaceful protesters who continue to demand change. I urge peaceful protest and civil disobedience instead of violence.”

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