This week, H.R. 1280 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The deciding vote came from Texas Rep. Lance Gooden (R) who voted in favor of bill. The response to the passing of the bill has been divisive along party lines, and Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R), whose husband is a first responder and who spoke against the bill on the House floor, continues to share her thoughts as to why the bill isn’t a “reform bill” but instead a bill that will “defund the police.”
On Twitter, sharing an interview with FOX and Friends, Cammack expressed that the bill is “egregious,” adding that it “defunds our law enforcement officers across the country and takes life-saving equipment off the backs of these brave men and women.”
I joined @foxandfriends this morning to discuss the egregious H.R. 1280. This bill defunds our law enforcement officers across the country and takes life-saving equipment off the backs of these brave men and women. As the wife of an LEO, I will not stand for this! pic.twitter.com/T2EkLINzvL
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) March 5, 2021
“As the wife of an LEO, I will not stand for this!” she concluded.
In the interview, Cammack shared the story of her husband, what his job entails and how she feels as a result of the passing of the bill. Because of that, she affirmed that there “are real reforms that we can make to make our police departments better, stronger, more responsive.” For her, “this is just a backdoor attempt to defund the police.”
Gooden who faces reelection and the threat of being primaried is the sole Republican to vote for the bill. In response to his vote, Gooden assured that he "accidentally" pressed the wrong button.