Interior Secretary Says National Guard Will FINALLY Protect Monuments

VIDEO — Trump Fights Back in Fiery CPAC Speech

( It looks like President Donald Trump is finally done waiting for Democratic mayors and governors to call in the National Guard for help protecting their cities from violent left-wing extremists. During Tuesday’s episode of the Ingraham Angle on Fox News, Laura Ingraham spoke to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt about the ongoing destruction of American cities and how violent Black Lives Matter activists keep tearing down statues of historical figures.

Bernhardt said that he has requested that the U.S. Department of Defense ensure that the National Guard is available to assist the Interior Department in protecting monuments and statues. He said that the protection of these monuments must be done “with dispatch and severity.”

“This evening, I requested that the, from the secretary of defense, that the National Guard be available to us to begin to protect additional monuments,” he said. “Earlier today, I instructed the erection of a fence at Lafayette Plaza, as well as a St. John’s Church, and we will protect these monuments, and we will do it with dispatch and severity.”

Bernhardt also said that on Monday night, Park Police, Metro D.C. Police, and the uniformed patrol of the U.S. Secret Service “did an excellent job” in responding to extremists tearing down statues and rapidly protecting the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Plaza.

“These people are exceptional, they’re dedicated, and they are dealing with a savagely significant situation.”

On Monday night, protesters attempted to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson on Lafayette Square, next to St. John’s Episcopal Church. That’s the same church that protesters attempted to burn down some weeks ago.

President Donald Trump worked with authorities to ensure that there was sufficient protection around the statue, ensuring that the mobs of violent protesters were unable to tear it down with ropes and chains. It prompted a backlash on social media, with people complaining that the authorities were using force.

Unlike D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, President Trump has been vocal in his opposition to these riots. This could mark the beginning of a fightback from the federal government against Black Lives Matter vandals, after weeks of local Democrat authorities doing very little to stop it.