On Friday morning’s Fox & Friends, President of the Florida Police Benevolent Association (FPBA) John Kazanjian told host Brian Kilmeade that the organization will be endorsing President Trump for reelection.
“We’re 30,000 strong. We go from the panhandle to Daytona, to Tampa down to Miami and the Keys,” said Kazanjian.
Kazanjian explained the decision to endorse Trump:
“I spelled it out on what’s going on not just in Florida but across this country that, ‘Hey, you know what, we’re getting beat up. We’re getting used like a punching bag and we’re tired of it and President Donald Trump has been there for us. He supported us.”
According to Fox News, Kazanjian’s comments came after a Florida county-level union rescinded its endorsement of a Democratic candidate for the state legislature after he made public statements in which calling for police to be demilitarized and questioning the need for unmarked cars.
Fox News reports:
Kazanjian said that after he voiced the idea of supporting Trump, his colleagues supported it “unanimously” in a vote. Kazanjian said that the vote “carried a lot of weight.”
“I got a motion to endorse President Donald Trump for this 2020 presidential election,” he said.
Kazanjian went on to say, “Not only the 30,000 votes that we had from the members in Florida. Don’t forget about our friends and families, retirees .. I believe the last cycle, we also put the president on top and guess what? We’re going to come out in force this time to put the president on top.”
Kazanjian said that he will be meeting with Trump to hand him the endorsement letter later on Friday at the White House.
“I’m proud to do it.”
With the Left’s denigration of law enforcement and calls for defunding the police, this should be no surprise. Good for the FPBA.