May 18, 2023

‘Squad’ Members Refuse to Honor Fallen Cops

Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush revealed the deep contempt they have for law enforcement.

How hard could it be? How hard could it be to honor our fallen cops?

House Resolution 363, titled “Resolution memorializing law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty,” was passed Monday with a resounding show of bipartisanship.

Resounding? Yes. Unanimous? No. It passed by a vote of 413-2. Two cop-hating “Squad” Democrats, Detroit’s Rashida Tlaib and St. Louis’s Cori Bush, were the only “No” votes heard in the House chamber Monday.

Again, how hard could it be for even the most “progressive” of Democrats to suck it up and acknowledge that ultimate sacrifice paid by the 224 officers killed in the line of duty in 2022, as well as 332 other officers killed in previous years whose stories had been recovered and were finally being told?

Too hard, apparently, for these two notorious Defund Democrats — one of whom, Bush, represents poor and murder-ridden St. Louis but is wealthy enough to have her own security service. Let ‘em eat lead, right, congresswoman?

“Today,” began House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, “as National Police Week begins, we continue to show our full support for our police officers by saying thank you to everyone who wears the badge.”

McCarthy continued: “Our nation is blessed to have the bravest, most professional, most capable police officers in the world. For these protectors of peace, stopping criminals, saving innocent lives, and helping our communities is more than a job. It is a way of life.”

We’re not sure what part of that statement was so deeply offensive to Tlaib and Bush to cause them to disgrace themselves as they did, but they later trotted out a bizarre statement that read, in part:

Let us be clear: the health and safety of every one of our community members — including our first responders — is a top priority for us. But this resolution is not a referendum on support for the safety of first responders. It is a document intended to advance Republicans’ false narrative around supporting law enforcement and gaslight the public about where they stand. Let’s not forget that Republicans are the Party of Insurrection. It was Republican politicians who enabled January 6th by peddling lies about the election. And it was a mob that supported these Republicans that stormed the Capitol and violently assaulted law enforcement officers — and these same Republicans chose not to show up and join us and our colleagues earlier this year at a bipartisan commemoration in support of the Capitol Police officers who died due to the events of January 6th. Far from supporting law enforcement, Republicans are using their majority to actively target agencies that try to uphold the law and hold them and their cult leader Donald Trump accountable for their criminal behavior.

So these twin narcissists, Tlaib and Bush, are still too obsessed with the events of January 6, 2021, still too obsessed with Republican “cult leader” Donald Trump, to honor our fallen cops, or to acknowledge those who stand between us and the violence that Democrat policies have unleashed across the nation.

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib voted against a simple resolution to honor law enforcement officers and express support for the 556 officers killed in the line of duty last year,” said Republican Congressman Troy Nehls. “Their stance is simple: they want to defund, dismantle, and disparage police officers. It’s also worth noting that Cori Bush is the one who put her husband on payroll as her personal security guard. Shameful.”

At a ceremony yesterday at the White House, Joe Biden awarded nine brave law enforcement officers the Medal of Valor, the highest award our nation bestows upon its public safety officer. He then went on to recount the brave acts that merited the awards.

If one can sift through Biden’s rambling and semi-coherent asides, his prepared remarks are worth reading, not only because the stories are gripping, but because they draw a contrast between the decency of 413 members of Congress and the depravity of two.

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