President Donald Trump has earned the support of two more police associations.
Both the Arizona Police Association (APA) and the Florida Police Benevolent Association have now announced their endorsement of Trump for president.
It’s a no brainer
The APA announced its endorsement on Thursday, according to Breitbart. For the APA’s 12,000 members, it was an easy decision.
“The choice in this election could not be clearer than it is for men and women in law enforcement,” the APA’s press release reads. “The Trump administration has done more for law enforcement than any other in the history of our republic.”
The ABA gave some examples, including the Trump administration’s prosecution of those who attack police officers, its reinstatement of surplus military equipment, and its opposition to defunding the police. This, the APA noted, stands in stark contrast to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“A Biden administration will defund the police and eliminate qualified immunity which protects police and law enforcement from frivolous and costly lawsuits,” noted the APA.
The more the merrier
The Florida Police Benevolent Association, the largest police union in Florida at roughly 30,000 members, also has decided to come out in support of a Trump reelection, Fox News reports.
According to John Kazanjian, the president of the association, the decision, again, was an easy one.
“I spelled it out on what’s going on not just in Florida but across this country that, ‘Hey, you know what, we’re getting beat up. We’re getting used like a punching bag and we’re tired of it and President Donald Trump has been there for us. He supported us,’ Kazanjian said, referring to a meeting that the association recently had.
“Not only the 30,000 votes that we had from the members in Florida. Don’t forget about our friends and families, retirees .. .” Kazanjian added. “I believe the last cycle, we also put the president on top and guess what? We’re going to come out in force this time to put the president on top.”
The thin blue line is voting red this November
Given what we have seen, with the riots that have broken out across the country, it is no wonder that law enforcement is supporting the president’s reelection. The choice is a simple one: on the one hand, you have the Democrats who are calling for police to be abolished, defunded, and neutered, all while these officers are getting abused, often violently, by rioters. Or, on the other, you have President Trump and Republicans giving police the support they deserve as they continue to try to keep us all safe from criminals.
We don’t know how any member of law enforcement or how any member of these officers’ families could possibly vote for Biden. It’s going to be bigtime support for Trump from the thin blue line this November.