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Congressman Mo Brooks Backs the Blue by Signing Heritage Action "Police Pledge"

September 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he has signed Heritage Action for America’s “Police Pledge.” Heritage Action for America is the political arm of the conservative powerhouse thinktank the Heritage Foundation.

The pledge reads:

“A lawful society—free from mob rule and violent insurrection—is not possible without Law Enforcement.

“Police Officers have chosen a noble profession. They dedicate their lives to upholding the law and protecting the sacred rights of their fellow citizens. As a profession, they deserve support and respect.

“I stand with America’s Police and pledge to oppose any bill, resolution, or movement to “Defund the Police.”

Congressman Brooks said, “I back the blue. Unfortunately, Socialist Democrat elected officials— beholden to criminal elements who they rely on for votes— undermine law enforcement at every turn. As for me, I support law enforcement in their daily struggle to hold the thin blue line between order and anarchy, peace and violence. By signing the ‘Police Pledge’, I redouble my commitment to stand with law enforcement as they endure dangerous and unwarranted attacks from the left.”

Brooks concluded, “The Socialist Democrats’ plan to ‘Defund the Police’ is dangerous. Without law enforcement, societies decline into anarchy. America must not allow the lawlessness to take hold. We’ve seen firsthand in Socialist Democrat-run cities like Seattle, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, among others, what happens when elected officials turn their back on law enforcement. Violence and chaos ensues. As a former prosecutor in both Tuscaloosa and Madison Counties, I have worked hand in hand with law enforcement to defend against our communities’ seedy underbelly. As congressman, I remain steadfastly committed to making our communities safer. That begins with supporting law enforcement and providing them the resources they need to be successful, not defunding them.”