Skip to comments.The Spin: Chicago police union endorses Trump...
Posted on 09/08/2020 7:49:52 PM PDT by Beave Meister
The nations largest police union, along with its Chicago chapter, has endorsed Republican President Donald Trumps reelection bid, potentially helping to boost his law-and-order message.
While the endorsement might have been expected, it further illustrates a division between law enforcement and protesters who for months have railed against police brutality and called for racial justice after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. The endorsement isnt likely to hold much sway for Trump in heavily Democratic Chicago, but John Catanzara, president of the local FOP and an outspoken Trump backer, is happy to antagonize the likes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, whos endorsed Democrat Joe Biden.
Lightfoot is still not willing to speculate on the kind of cuts Chicagos city government might make to close a projected $1.25 billion budget gap. Instead, she called on Congress to get to work on a new bailout package. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said in Chicago this morning that there may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel: I understand that the White House is now dangling the possibility of negotiation reopening.
Whether that will add up to a new round of funding for state and city governments remains to be seen.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Full Title: The Spin: Chicago police union endorses Trump | Lightfoot, Pritzker say city, state need money from Congress | Black lawmakers call on Pritzker to halt pot dispensary licensing lottery
America is worth fighting for!
much of illinois is red
chicago is the pox on the state
“...the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.”
Actually, a lot of Illinois IS red, Chicago just outnumbers the others.
Shocking that the extreme far left Chicago Tribune printed this story. They will find a way to make Mayor Lighthead the hero and the Chicago Police the bad guys before this is over.
I guess we won’t see off-duty police officers manning the Democrat phone banks?
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