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Thu May 14, 2020, 10:49 AM

Republicans celebrate Police Week by refusing critical aid for police chiefs

By Dan Desai Martin -May 14, 2020 9:15 AM

Police chiefs are begging for aid to local governments during this crisis, which Republicans refuse to support.

Republicans in Congress are taking to social media to celebrate law enforcement officers this week in honor of Police Week, but very recently they have vowed to vote against federal aid to local governments requested by the nation's police chiefs.

"I wouldn't be here without the heroic action of police officers," Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) wrote Wednesday on Facebook. "This week we honor the courage and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers. #PoliceWeek2020."

Just one day earlier, Scalise scoffed at the HEROES Act, which contains $375 billion to help local governments during the coronavirus crisis. The bill is "full of liberal wish list items," Scalise wrote, calling it "a joke."

The act is a new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill introduced by House Democrats that includes funding for state and local governments, which police chiefs have said is necessary to prevent police departments from cutting positions. The bill would also provide assistance to hospitals facing economic hardship, funding to stabilize the U.S. Post Office, and additional relief checks to Americans.


And most police unions support these hypocrites..................why..............

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