[dropcap style=”square” color=”#ffffff” bgcolor=”#1e73be” sradius=”5″]O[/dropcap]ne of the largest Police Union in America is not very happy with Hillary Clinton. The leader of the National Fraternal Order of Police told The Hill that Hillary Clinton would not be seeking their endorsement. The Police Union feels that they have been snubbed by Clinton.
“It sends a powerful message. To be honest with you, I was disappointed and shocked. You would think with law enforcement issues so much in the news that even if she had disagreements with our positions, that she would’ve been willing to say that.” – Chuck Canterbury President of the National Fraternal Order of Police
The Police Union has a unique process to endorse a presidential candidate. The Union first sends out a lengthy questionnaire to each candidate. After the candidate completes the questionnaire the results are distributed to the Union Members. Canterbury claims the Union were lead to believe Clinton was going to fill out the Questionnaire, however, only Donald Trump returned a completed form. The last time a candidate snubbed the Union was in 2004, a man by the name of John Kerry didn’t complete his form.
When asked about the snub Clinton Campaign Spokesman Jesse Ferguson claimed Clinton was dedicated to law enforcement. It doesn’t seems like the Police Union is buying it.
“We are an organization that tries to be bipartisan and works with members of either party wherever we have common ground. And the idea that a presidential candidate would not want to at least talk to an organization that represents almost half of the police officers in the United States and is a thought leader in the public sphere … is very disappointing.” – Jim Pasco
Clinton does seem to have her priorities mixed up. Police contribute safe neighbors in our communities and ensure that there is law and order. #blacklivesmatter, who Clinton caters to often, contributes looted stores and destroyed police cars. Recently it’s even started to contribute to police shootings. It’s difficult to understand how a Presidential Candidate could have this nations best interests in mind if she prioritizes domestic terrorist groups like #blacklivesmatter.