The leader of the city’s biggest police union used his pulpit at the Republican National Convention Thursday to blame Democrats for the rise in shootings in New York City.
“Here is the sad truth that every cop in this country knows. The violence and chaos we’re seeing now isn’t a side effect. It isn’t an unintended consequence. It’s actually the goal,” said Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association.
”Why is this happening? The answer is simple: The Democrats have walked away from us. They have walked away from police officers. And they have walked away from the innocent people we protect.”
Lynch, whose union represents 24,000 city cops, said the increase in violence was a direct result of the police reform laws and policies enacted by Democrats and the “radical left.”
The PBA, which traditionally doesn’t make presidential endorsements, threw its support behind Trump earlier this month.
Lynch called Trump a “real leader” who “gives law enforcement the support and the tools we need to go out there and put a stop to it.”
“You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” Lynch said. “We can have four more years of President Trump. Or you can have no safety, no justice, no peace.”