Tenney Responds: Brindisi Can’t Hide from Anti-Police Record
ClaudiaTenney Will Stand Up for Police, EarnsTheir Support

NY22 – Claudia Tenney, Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District, responded to Anthony Brindisi’s phony proposal to increase police grants. Brindisi, in fact, voted to slash police funding, sued police departments, wants to allow his family and donors to bankrupt police officers personally, and has opposed moves to condemn anti-police violence. Tenney ‘backs the Blue’ and has broad support from local law enforcement.

Statement fromClaudiaTenney on Brindisi’s Police Funding Bill:

ClaudiaTenney said:“Anthony Brindisi is desperate to hide his anti-police record from voters – now that polls reveal our communities support our police. Brindisi knows that his ‘defund the police’ allies like AOC and Nancy Pelosi will kill this bill. No matter what Anthony Brindisi says, when it mattered, he voted with the far left and Nancy Pelosi to defund and undermine law enforcement. He personally sued local police departments for profit, now he wants his trial lawyer donors and family to get rich off bankrupting cops personally. Brindisi voted to strip millions of dollars in surplus goods from our local police including first aid kits, heart defibrillators, and binoculars. Brindisi even wants to post unproven and false allegations against police officers online so they can be harassed.”

Brindisi himself sued police departments and wants to allow his trial lawyer donors and family to sue and bankrupct frontline officers. A stalwart police ally, Tenney, in contrast, is endorsed by law enforcement across the district including the New York State Troopers PBA and Sheriff Todd Hood of Madison County.

Tenney continued:“Our police need action, not phony promises. The Brindisi-Pelosi agenda is anti-police, plain and simple. In Congress, I will defend our brave men and women of law enforcement and ensure our police have all the resources and tools they need to protect and serve because I actually ‘Back the Blue.’ I am grateful for the support of law enforcement across the district including Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood and the New York State Troopers PBA.”

Background on Anthony Brindisi’s Anti-Police Record

1. Anthony Brindisi voted against a resolutionto honor George Floyd and condemn “defund the police” pushes, rioting, looting, and the destruction of property including historical statues.

2. Brindisi also supported Pelosi’s anti-police bill,H.R.7120, which would:

Allow trial lawyers like Brindisi to sue police officers personally, making them financially liable, even though they are already subject to disciplinary and criminal sanctions for potential misconduct.

Make every accusation against any officer, even unproven or false ones, public on an internet database. This opens the door to unwarranted harassment against police for false allegations.

Ban law enforcement agencies from receiving defense surplus items and equipment free of charges.

According to the Defense Logistics Agency agencies in the 22nd District have received $3 million in equipment from this program while the Troopers have received millions more, resulting in taxpayer savings.

Items include thirty-five (35) first-aid kits for the Norwich police, and radar detectors for the city of Oneida in Madison County, and heart defibrillators/resuscitators for the Endicott police department. New York State Troopers have also received valuable surplus equipment including binoculars, tool kits, helicopters, and a cargo plane.