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Mark Levin: We Can’t Rely on Mayors to Protect Us From Domestic Terrorists

By Andrew Davenport | July 16, 2020 | 3:13pm EDT
Conservative radio host Mark Levin gives a speech at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Conservative radio host Mark Levin gives a speech at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Americans cannot rely on mayors "who are sympathetic to the counter-revolution, to the Marxist philosophy, and the overthrow of our government" to protect citizens from domestic terrorists, conservative radio host Mark Levin said Wednesday.

Levin criticized how local mayors and governments have handled violence that has broken out in many cities on "The Mark Levin Show." He suggested that the federal government should intervene.

“When the people of this country are endangered, the federal government does have a role. It absolutely has a role,” Levin said. “When the leaders of these movements talk about -- trained in Marxism - overthrowing the country, burning down the system, that’s not a local issue, that’s not even purely a states' rights issue. That is an America issue.” 

"I hope very strongly that the administration, that smart people at the Department of Justice and other entities within the federal government are giving thought to how to approach this because I just gave them somewhat of a path.”

Below is a transcript of the segment.

Mark Levin: My point is this: The federal government has an absolute responsibility to protect the citizens of this country, particularly when those who are doing the violence and the mayhem, the assaults, the batteries, the killings, are doing so in the name of a counter-revolution that seeks to overthrow the government. I’ve been giving this a lot of thought. Absolutely, the federal government has a role. We cannot leave it to mayors who are sympathetic to the counter-revolution, to the Marxist philosophy, and the overthrow of our government. We cannot leave it to them, we cannot rely on them to protect the citizenry from these domestic terrorists and these domestic enemies. And so when the people of this country are endangered, are endangered, the federal government does have a role. It absolutely has a role.

When the leaders of these movements talk about -- trained in Marxism -- overthrowing the country, burning down the system, that’s not a local issue. That’s not even purely a states' rights issue. That is an America issue. And I hope very strongly that the administration, that smart people at the Department of Justice and other entities within the federal government are giving thought to how to approach this because I just gave them somewhat of a path, somewhat of a path. We cannot have a civil war in this country with the anarchist Marxist -- whether they use race or police brutality, whatever they use. It’s a fig leaf. It's a fig leaf. What they really mean is to burn down the system as the clown said in New York. We just cannot sit by anymore and watch as our police officers are treated this way because their mayors are so appalling. A citizen of New York is also a citizen of the United States. A citizen of Portland is also a citizen of the United States. A citizen of Seattle is also a citizen of the United States.

And there are people in these metropolitan areas who are scared to death, who do not support this. And many of them are minorities, in my humble opinion. And I don’t need these, these ex-generals and their massive egos and their book deals and their speech deals and I don’t the former national security adviser or some lowlife niece. I don’t need any of that, none of their books. They don’t get to tell the president what to do. If anything, this president has been far more passive than past presidents when it's come to domestic disturbances because that’s his nature. That’s his nature. 

Andrew Davenport is a CNSNews intern and a student at Regent University, where he studies political communication and American politics. He has served as the chairman of the Regent Young Americans for Freedom and a student alumni ambassador since 2018. He is a member of the National Journalism Center program and serves as the senior representative of Regent University student government. Following his undergraduate, he plans to pursue an M.A. in government focusing on public policy.   

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