The American public knows that nobody respects law enforcement more than the Republican Party.
And nobody trashes our police men and women more than the Democrat Party.
But on Wednesday night at the RNC Convention, Michael McHale, President of the National Association of Police Organizations, made November’s choice abundantly clear.
You can choose Joe Biden and watch police around the country get defunded.
Or you can choose the most pro-law enforcement president we’ve had in history!
Watch McHale’s speech making the case for Trump right here:
The LA Times details McHale's speech at the RNC:
While Kenosha, Wis., and other cities continued to rock Wednesday with protests over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man, the Republican National Convention heard from a police union leader who said the true root of violence in the streets is elected officials “refusing to allow law enforcement to protect our communities.”
Michael McHale, president of the Nation Assn. of Police Organizations, made no reference to this week’s shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. He instead focused on how President Trump would protect police and communities from what he depicted as the menace of people taking to the streets.
“The violence and bloodshed we are seeing in these and other cities isn’t happening by chance,” said McHale, a veteran police officer from Sarasota, Fla. “It’s the direct result of refusing to allow law enforcement to protect our communities.”
“The differences between Trump/Pence and Biden/Harris are crystal clear,” McHale said. “Your choices are the most pro-law-enforcement president we have ever had or the most radical anti-police ticket in our history.”
The national police organization gave its endorsement to Trump last month, a striking departure from a previous endorsement of the Democrats. The organization, a collection of about 1,000 police unions, endorsed Barack Obama and Joe Biden in both 2008 and 2012, praising them for attending to traditional union imperatives, such as collective bargaining, healthcare and robust retirement plans.
The shift by the association — representing departments that employ 241,000 officers — speaks to the dramatic evolution in the national discussion over policing that began when George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in late May.
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And according to the Wall Street Journal, Vice President Mike Pence elaborated on Trump's pro-law enforcement agenda:
Vice President Mike Pence hailed President Trump’s support for law enforcement during what he called a “time of testing” spurred by recent protests against police shootings and the coronavirus pandemic, as he accepted the Republican Party’s vice-presidential nomination Wednesday.
Mr. Pence, speaking on the third day of the largely virtual Republican National Convention, sought to tie former Vice President Joe Biden to efforts among some Democrats and liberal groups to defund police departments in response to cases of police brutality and racial inequity. The Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign has said he opposes efforts to defund the police, but would seek “transformative change” to the criminal justice system.
“You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” Mr. Pence said from an outdoor stage lined with American flags. “Under President Trump…we’re not going to defund the police—not now, not ever.” He added, to cheers from the audience: “We will have law and order on the streets of this country.”
The choice is clear this election folks.
Choose law and order or chaos and destruction.