New York City fire department confirms it is 'looking into' firefighters who heckled Letitia James

 March 12, 2024

The New York City fire department is launching a witch hunt against the firefighters who heckled attorney general Letitia James (D) in protest of her overzealous pursuit of Donald Trump. 

The FDNY confirmed that it admonished its firefighters to protest "on your own time," Fox News reported, after a memo was publicized addressing the incident.

By siding with the Democrat James over its own first responders, the city has just vindicated Trump and his argument that he is the target of a partisan witch hunt.

FDNY crackdown on Trump supporters

A group of firefighters booed James during a recent ceremony to celebrate the promotion of the department's first black female chaplain. The firefighters also chanted "Trump!" as James struggled to talk over them at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.

James, who campaign on going after Trump, scolded the firefighters and told them to "simmer down."

“Oh, come on. We’re in a house of God. First, simmer down,” she said, adding, “Thank you for getting it out of your system.”

The display of solidarity with Trump came after James won a staggering judgment of nearly $500 million against the former president in James' civil fraud case.

James has warned she will seize Trump's assets if he does not pay the entire fine, which was handed down despite the judge acknowledging that there were no victims.

"Nobody is hunting anyone"

An internal memo that the FDNY sent out urged the hecklers to "come forward" so "we don’t have to hunt them down."

“BITS [Bureau of Investigation and Trials] is investigating this, so they will figure out who the members are,” FDNY Chief of Department John Hodges wrote.

After the memo was leaked, FDNY spokesman Jim Long insisted that "nobody is hunting anyone down" even as he acknowledged that disciplinary proceedings were in progress.

“Nobody is hunting anyone down. We’re looking into those who clearly broke department regulations,” he said. “It has nothing to do with politics. It’s about professionalism at an official event held in a house of worship.”

Long also told Fox News Digital that higher-ups addressed the incident at the city's firehouses over the weekend, warning firefighters to uphold the "reputation" of the department.

Trump is appealing James' verdict, which he has said could force him to sell off his properties.

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