On Wednesday, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Donald Trump’s reelection, applauding his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement.
NAPO didn’t do an endorsement in 2016 election, more-thank-likely because Hillary was such a disliked Democrat candidate, and the organization probably bought the lies about Trump, so they had no one to endorse. However, they did endorse former President Barack Obama and Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.
Michael McHale, the president of NAPO, said Trump’s support is needed “during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many.”
The organization made the announcement on social media on Wednesday.
“NAPO has endorsed President Trump in his reelection campaign. Here is our endorsement letter which was issued following today’s meeting.”
NAPO has endorsed President Trump in his reelection campaign. Here is our endorsement letter which was issued following today's meeting. pic.twitter.com/mf6ZUTf10l
— NAPO (@NAPOpolice) July 15, 2020
“We particularly value your directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers,” McHale wrote in a letter.
The police association, which represents over 1,000 police associations and 241,000 officers, met with President Trump on Monday.
Police officers have had to deal with routine attacks by Democrats during racial injustice protests across the country, and a few have called out presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for not condemning anti-police rhetoric.
Whereas Biden’s campaign has staunchly opposed the concept of abolishing police departments, the candidate said that some funding ought to “absolutely” be redirected from the police. This is from a man who wants to be elected as the top law enforcement executive in the country.
In an interview on “Now This”, Biden said police don’t need surplus military equipment, claiming that it makes them “become the enemy” in a community.
Biden campaign Rapid Response Director Andrew Bates, who must be working overtime, said last month that Biden supports “the urgent need for reform,” which he said consists of “funding for public schools, summer programs, and mental health and substance abuse treatment separate from funding for policing — so that officers can focus on the job of policing.”
Meanwhile, NONE OF THAT is authorized for the federal government to do in the Constitution. In fact, Democrats don’t ever mention the Constitution when offering all kinds of goodies for votes.
The Biden campaign touted the presumptive nominee’s criminal justice plan, which proposes an additional $300 million for community policing. Bates said that the funding would “improve relationships between officers and residents” and would “provide the training that is needed to avert tragic, unjustifiable deaths.”
These people are out of their minds. Why on earth is the federal government getting involved in local policing matters? It’s the federal government, not the state or city government. They have no jurisdiction to go into states and dictate how police are to be trained or even perform their jobs.
Trump, by contrast, has referred to himself as a “law and order” president.
“Our officers have been under vicious assault,” Trump said Monday to people whose lives have been positively impacted by law enforcement. “Reckless politicians have defamed our heroes as the enemy. These radical politicians want to defund and abolish the police.”
Trump added: “My administration is pro-safety, pro-police and anti-crime.”
Even though someone must have advised Biden to align with both the police and the rioters, some police unions are starting to rethink their support for him after he embraced “anti-police rhetoric.”
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“Joe Biden was a very strong supporter of them years ago, and he’s been kidnapped now by the anti-police rhetoric,” said president of the Detective Endowment Association, Paul Digiacomo. “There’s a big question amongst our members if Joe Biden is going to stand up and support the police.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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