Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke thinks fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates got off too easy.
The outspoken sheriff thought President Donald Trump did not goo far enough in punishing Yates after she defied his orders.
Fired Acting AG Yates telling gov lawyers not to enforce President Trump’s exec orders is an act of sedition and should be punished as such. pic.twitter.com/7hYhqajZCX
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) January 31, 2017
The Obama appointee, who was the interim Attorney General pending the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions, instructed the Justice Department not to defend the executive order on immigration and refugees against court challenges and was promptly fired by Trump on Monday.
For Clarke, the rebellious decision by Yates deserved more than just a pink slip.
— wolf fox (@Wolffox6) January 31, 2017
@SheriffClarke right on Sheriff Clarke!
— Randy Clark (@runswim921) January 31, 2017
The U.S. Sedition Act, which amended the Espionage Act of 1917 and was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918, prohibited negative speech against the country that could impact its war efforts. Punishment included imprisonment for five to 20 years for those convicted. The legislation was repealed in 1920.
Twitter users had mixed reactions to Clarke’s bold call of sedition and weighed in with multiple views.
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@SheriffClarke Treason is everywhere now days
We need to start locking these people up
— Jacqueline Triumph (@thetoy1123) January 31, 2017
— ?Tammy Jo ? (@jammietoe) January 31, 2017
@SethAMandel he’s gone bonkers
— sane millennial (@michaeltoni93) January 31, 2017
What on earth are you smoking https://t.co/viYgyxiSXw
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 31, 2017
@SheriffClarke I don’t think you understand what the US AG’s job is. It’s defending the Constitution, not the Administration.
— Annie Webb (@amser409) January 31, 2017
@SheriffClarke Agree thank you Sheriff Clarke ? ??????
— Diane Symons (@DianeSymons) January 31, 2017
— Inagaddadavida (@Pruit_Igoe) January 31, 2017
That’s pretty dumb https://t.co/6CZ44nTNjT
— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) January 31, 2017
@SheriffClarke That’s exactly my thought seditionist’s, an Yates never stood up morally against Obama. Hypocrisy at it’s finest Alt left.
— Chris (@Chris194227) January 31, 2017
@SheriffClarke Standing up for the rule of law is now being called sedition? What kind of country do you think we live in?
— Jascha Hoffman (@JaschaHoffman) January 31, 2017
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