Major police lobbying group endorses Trump's re-election bid, despite backing Obama-Biden ticket in 2012
Added 07-15-20 08:37:02pm EST - “A high-profile police lobbying organization has thrown its weight behind US President Donald Trump's run for re-election, apparently breaking with its previous support for Joe Biden, who was backed by the group in 2012.” - Rt.com
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The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) – a lobby group representing some 2,000 police units and unions, as well as hundreds of thousands of officers – handed its endorsement to Trump on Wednesday evening, citing his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement.
“We particularly value your directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers,” the group added, referring to Trump’s response to a spate of mass protests over police brutality kicked off in May, many of which have devolved into violent clashes between demonstrators and police.
NAPO is pleased to support your re-election campaign for president, and we are confident of your continued strong support of America’s law enforcement community.
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
While NAPO endorsed Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential runs – and Biden as VP in the process – the organization has since soured on the career politician, with NAPO’s executive director Bill Johnson explaining that Biden had shifted too far to the political left and abandoned much of his previous support for police.
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
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