Fox News, and Republicans in general, have always talked about "supporting the blue". As a result, many police officers across the country are voting red. In fact, a 2016 poll showed that 84% of police officers supported Donald Trump while only 8% of officials supported Hillary Clinton.
But suddenly the GOP and its media arms not only aren't advocating the cops, they are beating them up. Tucker Carlson recently dedicated part of his show to the demolition of Capitol Officer Harry Dunn.
And during a recent show, Laura Ingraham awarded acting awards to officials who testified at a recent hearing. "There was certainly a lot of violence that day, but it wasn't a terrorist attack, ”she said. “It wasn't 9/11. It wasn't the worst thing that ever happened to America. It wasn't a riot. "
officer Aquilino Gonell was asked about Ingrahams attack during an appearance on CNN on Thursday. He said to Erin Burnett:
“This is the first time I've seen this comment from that particular person. Watching them trash because that is it, one commenter, devastating someone who, in my opinion, wasn't there. So if you weren't in this crowd and were attacked by the rioters, you wouldn't know and you will never know, you never – my devotion to the country is greater than the carnage it pukes … this person has that Land never served. She will never raise her hand like I have so often. "
Check out a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.