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"We are not messing around": Bernhardt vows retaliation against protesters who damage statues

Stepping up his defense of national monuments, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt warned that prison sentences await protesters who vandalize them and that federal authorities are monitoring social media feeds to track them down.

"We are not messing around: We're not accepting this, and we are going to put these guys in jail," Bernhardt said in an interview on a conservative talk radio station in Wisconsin last week.

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