Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), who is married to a firefighter that is also a SWAT medic, spoke out this week to say that it is “asinine and uneducated” to want to abolish the police.
Cammack Defends Police
“I’d like to talk to you today not as a member of Congress but as the wife of a first responder,” Cammack said in a speech. “Right now, my husband’s on his way to work. He’s headed to a SWAT callout. He’s on his way to a SWAT callout, and this is just a normal everyday for us, but the feeling in the pit of my stomach never changes.”
“To the families of the first responders of our LEOs [law enforcement officers] that are having very uncomfortable, scary conversations at the dinner table, thank you. I know that those conversations are not getting any easier,” she added. “I know because I’ve had them.”
Cammack Says ‘Thank You’
“To my colleagues who stand here today, thank you, thank you for having the backs of our LEOs and their families,” Cammack continued. “To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who have been calling for the defunding of our men and women in uniform, please consider joining us for an educational ride-along. I think it would be very illuminating.”
“Thank you to all the communities against the push for taking the critical lifesaving equipment off the backs of our men and women despite tremendous pressure in the media, from local and national leaders, thank you,” she said.
“To the families of all those that have a name on the wall behind us, please know that there is an army, a thin blue line army behind you who thinks of you every single day, and for every man and woman who has given their life in the line of duty, please rest easy, and know that we’ve got the watch,” Cammack concluded. “Thank you.”
Cammack Doubles Down
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Cammack later doubled down to Breitbart News as she disavowed calls to “defund the police.”
“It’s unconscionable, the thought that we would abolish police in our communities,” she said. “I’m sorry, but for those men and women who are rolling up on murder scenes or gang shootings or domestic violence disputes, people are calling police for a reason.”
“They’re not calling social workers, and for anyone who’s calling for the abolishment of police, I would say, how about next time you have a life-threatening issue, instead of calling 911, why don’t you either look to yourself or call a social worker as they have encouraged people to do,” Cammack added.
This piece was written by James Samson on May 15, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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