GOP Preps for Red Wave by Announcing ‘Back the Blue’ Legislative Priorities

From BizPac Reviewposted 2 weeks ago

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In anticipation of a “red wave” in November, when the Grand Old Party (GOP) is expected to supplant a number of seats in Congress and regain control of both the House and Senate, some lawmakers are working toward pro-law enforcement bills to solidify the alliance between Republicans and police with “back the blue” initiatives, an exclusive story from Fox News Digital reported.

Looking back, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) established the American Security Task Force, led by House Committee on Homeland Security ranking member John Katko (R-Ky.) in 2021; the plans which Republicans say they will implement should they regain power after the midterm elections in November of this year.

The lawmakers shared a list of four priorities exclusively to Fox News Digital:

  1. Ensuring resourcing and funding for law enforcement
  2. Addressing and tackling recruitment issues
  3. Taking action to stop violence against officers
  4. Penalizing “progressive” prosecutor

“These pillars we came up with are trying to attack the defunding issue, but also the retention issue, and the disrespect to law enforcement issue, which is really terrible and targeted,” Katko said.

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