The interests of the grievance industry will be front and center at the 2016 Democratic National Convention tonight as mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner deliver remarks.
Missing from the convention are the family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty which has prompted the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police to issue a statement to the DNC stating that Hillary Clinton should be ashamed of herself and “asking why widows and children of officers killed in the line of duty” are being excluded from the Democratic agenda.
Townhall.com by Katie Pavlich
…”The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism, and ‘being on duty in blue,'” Philadelphia Lodge 5 FOP President John McNesby said in the statement. “It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country”[…].
Clinton and her fellow Progressives smite of America’s law enforcement is purely ideological and self-serving.
According to a statement on the Fraternal Order of Police’s website, the organization dispatched a questionnaire to both 2016 presidential candidates to be completed prior to the organization deciding to endorse.
Neither Hillary Clinton nor her campaign has responded.
…For the National FOP, we must evaluate the candidates for President of the United States and make an endorsement which reflects the preference of our membership.
The most recent Standing Resolution of the Grand Lodge provides that the National President and Vice President will appoint a U.S. Presidential Screening Committee (Screening Committee). This has been done. Both campaigns were provided with a presidential screening questionnaire developed with the cooperation of the National Legislative Office. The responses to the questionnaire will be provided to the members via the FOP Journal and electronically through our website and other platforms.
The Trump for President campaign returned a completed questionnaire, but the Clinton campaign declined to do so and has not provided a reason or explanation as to why they are not seeking the endorsement of the FOP. This lack of response came in spite of repeated requests and reminders both in writing and by telephone.
Prior to the Fall Meeting of the National Board of Trustees, the members of the Screening Committee will meet with the candidates who completed the presidential questionnaire. That having been said, in a previous election cycle in which one candidate declined to complete our questionnaire, the Screening Committee opted not to meet with either campaign and let the completed questionnaire and the uncompleted questionnaire speak for themselves….