Washington D.C.- Although it has been almost a year now since the Black Lives Matter riots plagued major American cities, some Republicans think the anti-police sentiment is still present in national politics, including Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) who claims political pressure has made anti-police rhetoric “even worse,” and recently said that many House Democrats are scared to speak out against the “Squad,” claiming some Democratic lawmakers are afraid to speak in support of Police and the far-left agenda is “nuts.”
“I have had Democrats that come up to me and say, ‘listen, I am 100% with you, I think that all of this defunding police is nuts, but if I don’t go along with this I will lose a committee or my bill’s not going to get past, or leadership is going to come down on me,” said Rep. Cammack during a sitdown interview with The Floridian.
Cammack, who is married to a law enforcement officer, has been a proud supporter of police, even being chosen to deliver the first Republican address of this congressional session, in which she called the GOP the party of “law and order,” in front of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial last week.
Cammack also described the current House Democrat sentiment against police as “vitriolic” adding “it has definitely gotten worse as far as the support for police and law enforcement.”
A lot of Americans have dismissed the growing Defund The Police Movement as just a fringe organization and not a sincere threat to police. But Cammack described the movement as “absolutely a threat,” adding that the Squad has “a hatred for police” and that the far left “is living in an alternate reality” when it comes to law enforcement.
In terms of leaving the issue behind us, Cammack believes that “it will take quite a while to get back to a place where it is not a political or partisan issue.”