(IntegrityPress.org) – The International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) endorsed former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential election on Tuesday, February 6. It explained that because of Trump’s positive history of supporting law enforcement and Democrats being too lenient on crime, Trump is the only true candidate to support.
In a statement on February 6, IUPA President Sam Cabral highlighted President Trump’s history of backing law enforcement and credited his policies with keeping the country safe during his presidency. Cabral expressed full support for Trump’s commitment to all people involved in law enforcement.
The IUPA president criticized Democrats and their policies for their endorsement of police defunding, support for sanctuary cities, open borders, and reduced accountability for crime, especially in Democrat cities. Cabral said that cities adopting such policies experienced negative consequences, including businesses being forced to close and criminal activities escalating because of armed gangs.
The endorsement by IUPA is seen as a sign among Trump supporters that the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), America’s largest police union, might follow the IUPA’s decision and endorse him as well. The FOP endorsed Trump for re-election in 2020, applauding his consistent support for law enforcement and commitment to national law and order.
The National Association of Police Officers (NAPO), a group that represents police unions and associations across the US, also endorsed Trump in 2020. The endorsement came around the time of nationwide protests and riots after the death of George Floyd, which fueled anti-law enforcement sentiments and calls for defunding the police.
President Trump has consistently voiced his support for law enforcement, and has multiple times talked about the nation’s “anti-cop” tendencies, especially since 2020. He has criticized Democrat mayors in the past for escalating these sentiments, attributing rising violent crime to their lack of action and cowardice.
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