ICYMI: Defunding the Police will make Missouri less safe
St. Louis, Mo. – In an op-ed published in The Heartlander, Missouri Attorney General and candidate for U.S. Senate Eric Schmitt wrote how the Democrats’ agenda to Defund the Police is dangerous and how Trudy Busch Valentine support of this agenda will make Missouri less safe.
“Liberal prosecutors and the continued march by far-left activists to Defund the Police contributes to a decline in morale among rank-and-file officers. I hear it all the time when I speak to rank-and-file officers. When Democratic politicians push an anti-cop agenda, fewer men and women will want to put on the uniform.
“I will always push back on these radical politicians. We cannot remain silent, and we cannot allow politicians who support this anti-cop agenda to gain an inch. My opponent in this race for Senate, Trudy Busch Valentine, has admitted to the St. Louis American that she is aligned with the Defund the Police crowd and their radical agenda. Any support to policies that Defund the Police is reckless, dangerous, and irresponsible,” said Eric Schmitt.
As Missouri’s Attorney General, Eric Schmitt has worked to get violent criminals off our streets and justice for victims, while ensuring our police officers get the resources they need. Previously in this election, Attorney General Schmitt has received endorsements from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker, and dozens of sheriffs across the state.
Read the full op-ed here.