The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) announced its decision to support President Trump on Wednesday, after two-thirds of its members expressed their support in a virtual meeting, President Mick McHale told Fox News.
In an interview on “Fox News @ Night” with host Shannon Bream, McHale said they had “organized a virtual meeting” following the instruction of statutes that have traditionally been used since its inception in 1978.
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“And President Trump received this support by a larger margin on the two-thirds who attended today̵
Former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, who was also a guest on the show, said the organization’s support for the president is “huge”, but “just the beginning.”
NAPO represents more than 1,000 police associations and 241,000 civil servants. They did not approve a candidate in the 2016 election, but approved former President Barack Obama and then Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.
“You have to realize, [there are] 800,000 to 900,000 local, state and federal police, law enforcement agencies in this country. And if they watch the news, if they watch what happens daily around the country – whether it’s Atlanta, New York City, Baltimore, Portland, Seattle – the Democrats are completely anti-police, anti-crime, “he commented. .
“If so, there’s only one vote you need. And it’s for this president who has consistently been a super pro team and orderly president,” Kerik said.
Bream asked the couple about federal involvement in high-crime cities where Democratic leaders fire the president.
McHale said he was “excited to hear” what the president’s plan is going on, pointing out that elected officials had distorted the president’s executive order to help police secure surplus military supplies.
“So we are happy to await the President’s announcement,” he reiterated, adding that the President “has constantly supported legislation to include [the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act] — things like that. And we anticipate and hopefully have another four years. “
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“Listen, the president will do everything in his power, and I think a lot of this will have to do with putting the ATF, FBI, DEA and Marshal Service in these communities starting to take out the gangs, start taking out the weapons and clean up communities so that people can live there safely – which is what the Democrats do not do, ”Kerik concluded.
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips, Hillary Vaughn and Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.