(RepublicanNews.org) – All too often, the nation’s first responders have become the unsung heroes of the last 15+ months. The country got caught up in a year of violent protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody. Calls to “Defund the Police” rang out in cities from coast to coast.
Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) have repeatedly echoed these calls. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) took things a step further and recently accused the police of committing “government-funded murder” and called for an end to the police, prisons, and jails.
It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.
Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder.
No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
Certain members of “The Squad” introduced a bill last summer to defund the police and give reparations to blacks allegedly harmed by law enforcement officials. The list of Democratic assaults on America’s police seems endless.
Fortunately, Republicans remain loyal to America’s men and women in blue.
Florida’s First Responders Get the Thanks They Richly Deserve
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state’s roughly 174,000 first responders would receive a one-time bonus payment of $1,000. Law enforcement officials, firefighters, and medical rescue personnel statewide are eligible.
“Supporting law enforcement and first responders” has always been a top priority for the administration, DeSantis said. The bonus may serve as a token of appreciation for all the hard work and sacrifices made throughout the state. However, Florida “can never” adequately show the level of “gratitude” it feels for the workers’ selfless sacrifices made during the past year.
Some want to defund the police.
In Florida, we’re funding them & then some by providing all of our heroes $1,000 bonuses. This represents more than 174,000 first responders across the state!
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 5, 2021
Florida’s Republican Senate President Wilton Simpson echoed that sentiment, adding that the state not only thanks police and first responders for their actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, it also wanted to focus on their dedication “day in and day out in our communities.”
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is working overtime to ensure the bonuses get out to police and first responders as soon as possible.
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