Countering Donald Trump’s effort to try and sell the view that Joe Biden doesn’t have support from the police?
Joe Biden reaches back to those he has supported for decades….
The list includes those as high as US Attorney’s and down to local cops….
The Biden campaign on Friday released the names of more than 190 past and present law enforcement officials who have endorsed the Democratic ticket, a move intended to blunt Trump’s attempts to frame the election around law-and-order issues.
Trump has been endorsed by multiple associations of law enforcement officials, and Biden felt compelled to respond to Trump’s efforts with a speech this week addressing unrest and violence.
Biden’s list includes U.S. attorneys, state attorneys general and local district attorneys as well as police and sheriff’s department officials from around the country.
“Joe Biden has always stood on the right side of the law and is offering a much-needed vision for our nation,” said of the endorsers, Tom Manger, a retired Montgomery County, Md., police chief and former president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. “I’ve worked with Vice President Biden for years and know that he can heal the divide in our country. He has condemned violence of all kinds, and there is no question that I would feel safe in Joe Biden’s America.”….
image…Vice President Joe Biden with members of law enforcement during a media availability after their roundtable to discuss the impact of budget cuts in 2011 in Philadelphia. (Alex Brandon/AP)