Members Of House Democrats Won't Even Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

On Tuesday, Democratic Representatives from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, and Missouri, Cori Bush, voted against a motion to honour police officers who have died in the line of duty.

Two progressive politicians, who call themselves "the Squad," were the only ones to vote against the motion honouring National Police Week because they felt it had nothing to do with the protection or encouragement of law enforcement or emergency responders.

Resolution honouring "law enforcement officers across the United States in pursuit of preserving safe and secure communities" and "continual unseen acts of sacrifice and heroism" for National Police Week. Those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty had their "condolences and solemn appreciation" extended to them. The names of 556 police officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021 and 2022 were included in the resolution.

Let us be crystal clear: the wellbeing of all members of our community, especially emergency personnel, is a primary concern. However, the passage of this resolution does not constitute a vote on whether or not to protect emergency personnel. The memo is "an attempt to gaslight the public about where the Republicans stand on issues of law enforcement by promoting a false narrative," the two congressmen stated in a joint statement.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R), a Texan Republican, criticized the decision by questioning the motivation behind voting against a resolution honouring law enforcement officers who had lost their lives in the line of duty. 

Bush, who has long advocated for cuts to police funding, may have used public funds to hire personal bodyguards.

In light of the 556 law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty in 2017, it comes as no surprise that Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib voted against a resolution to honour them. Their position is straightforward: they oppose police and seek to defund, dismantle, and degrade them. It's also important to remember that Cori Bush hired her husband on as a personal bodyguard. According to Nehls, "it's shameful" that the vote passed.

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