House Republicans author legislation in support of police on Peace Officers Memorial Day

House Republicans author legislation in support of police on Peace Officers Memorial Day


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GOP House members “will proudly back the blue,” according to Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who spoke during Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) added, “These officers exemplify the American spirit; they are the best of us.”

The Republican lawmakers highlighted the importance of law enforcement officers, especially as some lawmakers and Democrats nationwide argue for other services instead.

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Sheriff Chad Bianco of Riverside, California, spoke on behalf of law enforcement leaders and criticized the notion that “in this alternate universe, law enforcement officers are the bad guys, and criminals are somehow victims of society.” Bianco explained how things have drastically changed within the past decade, with the rule of law being “a requirement of a civilized society.” 

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