Pat Lynch, the fiery head of the NYPD’s Police Benevolent Association union, accused New York’s Democratic leaders of walking away from the city and letting violence rein in a scorching 2020 Republican National Convention speech.
“We are staring down the barrel of a public safety disaster. More than 1,000 people have been shot in New York City so far this year, almost 300 have been killed. These are not just numbers, these are real people,” Lynch said on Thursday evening.
“The Democrats have walked away from us. They have walked away from police officers and they’ve walked away from the innocent people we protect. Democratic politicians have surrendered our streets and our institutions,” he continued.
Lynch, a late addition to the RNC speaking roster, threw the heft of the 24,000-member PBA behind Trump earlier this month in an endorsement with little, if any, historic precedent.