People have strong opinions about Sen. Tom Cotton's pro–Insurrection Act op-ed in The New York Times

Sen. Tom Cotton
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As the sun rose in China Thursday on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, The New York Times published an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) arguing that President Trump should invoke the "venerable" Insurrection Act and send the U.S. military into U.S. cities in "an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain, and ultimately deter lawbreakers." (Last August, Cotton said "America didn't respond strongly enough when peaceful protesters were gunned down and run over by Chinese tanks," adding: "From Tiananmen Square to Hong Kong, the [Chinese Communist Party] has used brutal force & threats of force to bend the people to its will.")

Trump liked Cotton's "Send in the Troops" op-ed, but among the many people who strongly objected to the essay and The New York Times' decision to publish it were dozens of New York Times reporters, The New York Times reports.

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