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Rep. Brooks: Democrats are anti-police, ‘People who engage in crime’ a constituency of the Democratic Party

Some Republicans are speculating that the Democratic Party is not realistic in its approach to police reform in the wake of civil unrest because it seeks to keep the issue alive headed into this November’s elections.

The issue has been raised as Senate Democrats declined last week to allow U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) police reform bill to be considered by the U.S. Senate.

During an interview with Mobile radio’s FM Talk 106.5, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) argued that was the case, and explained that those who commit crime happened to be a constituency of the Democratic Party.

“Absolutely,” he replied when asked if Democrats sought to force law enforcement into 2020 election politics. “The Democrats are anti-police. Keep in mind the constituency of the Democratic Party — people who engage in crime, they’re not supporting Republicans. They are a significant constituency in the Democratic Party, and to a very large degree, that explains the hesitancy of so many Democratic governors and so many mayors who refuse to enforce the law. They’re afraid that they’ll lose a block vote in a Democratic primary when they come up for reelection, hence the problem that we have.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Huntsville’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 2-5 p.m. on WVNN.

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