Here’s why DC’s fate could depend upon 10 key words
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley (screengrab)

As protests roiled the nation's capital on Monday night, one Democrat in Congress asked a question of Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


The context behind the question was President Donald Trump's insistence on using the military to quell protests against police violence.

"Do you intend to obey illegal orders from the president?" Ruben Gallego asked chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, in a one-line letter with a single, 10-word question.

Gallego's comment came amid reports of US troops mobilizing.