Our police are under attack like never before from radical extremist groups and their Democrat allies. Police officers have been violently attacked – 2 sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles were shot at point blank range. In Asheville, 13% of the police force has resigned because local leaders defunded them and refuse to stand up to the woke mob.
I will always defend the police and never defund the police.
My record is clear — I will always stand with the police. They are the thin blue line standing between a safe, prosperous society and chaotic violence.
As politicians trip all over themselves to change their stances on police based on the most recent polling, I will never play political games with your family’s safety.
Here is my record:
- Introduced the Community Policing Act which was included in Senator Tim Scott’s criminal justice bill. This bill provided police with money for community policing and de-escalation training.
- Introduced the CHOPping Cash for CHAZ Act that defunded any city which allowed a lawless “autonomous zone.” In Seattle, 16-year-old Horace Anderson was senselessly shot and murdered by a lawless mob, while Seattle’s mayor did nothing. I won’t let North Carolina taxpayers fund cities that allow violent mobs to run their cities.
- Introduced a bill to double the federal penalty for rioting, looting, and destroying property. Peaceful protesting is fundamentally American, but the destruction of livelihoods by violent mobs is inexcusable.
I will stand with and defend police, always. The left wants to defund police. They’ll use other words for it – reimagine, reinvest, reallocate – but it means the same thing, starving police of the resources they need to protect you and your family.
As we saw in the death of George Floyd, some police are bad and need to be removed from protecting our streets. The vast majority of police are honest, decent men and women whose singular goal is protecting all communities. I won’t waver from defending these men and women as they defend us.
Thank you for standing with me.