On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) explained why he’s co-sponsoring a bill to make cities and states held responsible for creating dangerous “autonomous zones” without police protection and why the officer who killed George Floyd doesn’t represent the majority of law enforcement officers.
“It is a straight up dereliction of duty for cities to tell cops to stand down. We want everyone to be able to come back to their families and their loved ones and we need to have cops able to do their jobs. We can’t let these awful city councils, these horrible, left-wing mayors that are elected for the worst of reasons to get in charge here and do these things. And if they do them, they’ve got to be held responsible. I think having an accountable government is what we want and this is just one more way to do it is to have them held accountable for the really bad ideas that hurt people.
“I’ve talked to so many law enforcement agencies since the George Ford killing, and they’re saying that was horrible training in that one department. And that was probably more of a guy with a really bad anger problem who maybe the unions that overprotected him, that one particular officer and he hadn’t been let go. But it’s an absolute tragedy. Anybody across the political spectrum agrees. That was an absolute tragedy, what happened there. But you can’t take law enforcement across the whole U.S. and say this is all law enforcement. That’s ridiculous.”