Republican decides maybe Tom Cotton's call for military invasion of American streets isn't the best idea
Tom Cotton speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

This week Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) called for the military not to "quarter" protesters, meaning not to arrest and hold them but to kill them instead.


He then expanded on the idea in a New York Times editorial advocating to send the military into American streets to stop protests by using the Insurrection Act, whether they're peaceful or not.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) confessed to CNN's Manu Raju that the idea may not be the best route.

“I think it's a bad idea. I think it should be used as a last resort. The first line of defense is civilian cops then the National Guard, then as a last resort: the military," said Graham.