In what cannot come as a huge surprise, the nation’s largest police union announced Saturday that they are throwing their support behind President Trump by endorsing him for reelection. Clearly put off by the anti-police direction of the Democratic Party and their tacit (and sometimes active) support of the chaotic riots that are wreaking havoc in many of our wonderful cities, the Fraternal Order of Police fails to see how electing Joe Biden will improve the landscape for law enforcement in America.
In an interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto this weekend, FOP President Patrick Yoes said the vote wasn’t even close.
“Overwhelmingly it was unanimous to support President Trump,” said Yoes.
The Fraternal Order president said that their relationship with Trump has been close over the course of his first term.
“We’ve worked very closely with President Trump over the last four years on many initiatives,” Yoes said. “One of them was the First Step Act, which is the largest police reform act that’s happened in recent time. And we were very proud to be the only labor organization that stood and recognized that we want to find ways to improve and better the criminal justice system.”
Yoes noted that the FOP is proud to include their 350,000 members in the political decision-making process.
“Unlike other organizations, we have a process where our members are actually part of the decision in making our endorsement,” Yoes said. “It’s what happened yesterday. We completed our process with polling our members across the country and each one of the states where we exist and got unanimous support to endorse President Trump for a second term.”
While he didn’t deny that there were small pockets of FOP support for Biden, Yoes said that the organization’s national endorsement of Trump is not in doubt.
“I can tell you, as an organization, we have reached out to the president on a number of occasions to talk about a number of issues on the stability of law enforcement, and not once have we walked away without having very meaningful dialogue and results,” he said.
Yoes took a moment to specifically denounce the “defund the police” movement, which he said would have a disastrous effect in areas where law enforcement is most needed.
“If you look at every community,” he said, “those who are least likely to be able to help themselves are the ones that are going to be hurt the most.”
Well, that’s okay. The Democrats in those areas can just turn around and miraculously blame the aftershocks on Trump and the Republicans. Don’t you know that everything is Trump’s fault? It’s a law of the social justice universe.
And trust us, they will never defund the cops who police that law.