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Rep. Jordan asks US Park Police about efforts to defend federal landmarks

Jordan sent the letter on Monday to the acting chief of the park police.

Rep. Jim Jordan in October 2019
Rep. Jim Jordan in October 2019
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Updated: July 6, 2020 - 10:01pm

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Rep. Jim Jordan in a Monday letter to United States Park Police (USPP) Acting Chief Gregory Monahan requested information about the USPP's efforts to defend federal property and landmarks both in the nation's capital and across the country.

The Ohio Republican also asked for information pertaining to the USPP's June 1 activity to move protesters located near the White House.

"The Trump Administration must protect federal property, especially the landmarks and memorials that celebrate our nation’s history, from violent left-wing agitators," he noted. 

"I respectfully request that you provide information about the USPP’s decision to expand the perimeter around Lafayette Square on June 1, including the damage to federal property and injuries to federal law enforcement officers caused by rioters," Jordan wrote. 

"I also ask that you explain the USPP’s work to protect federal property and landmarks in Washington, D.C., and federal landmarks in localities around the country under the USPP’s jurisdiction," he said.

The congressman said that the information should be supplied by July 14, 2020.





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