Five Big-City Mayors Backing Police Budget Cuts Get Latest Ernst Squeal Award

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) named mayors in Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco as her latest Squeal Award recipients for defunding police departments, then blasting President Donald Trump for cutting their federal aid. “In cities across our country, the safety, security, and basic rights of Americans are under assault as radical politicians tolerate, and even encourage, lawlessness—and seek to defund law enforcement,” Ernst said in a statement Monday announcing the recipients. “Folks, canceling the police will only make our streets more dangerous, putting the life and liberty of the very residents in those communities at risk,” the Iowa Republican said. All five of the mayors—Seattles Jenny Durkan, PortlandRead More From Source

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