NYPD Sergeants Union Endorses Claudia TenneyTenney Thanks Police & First Respondersfor Service & Sacrifices
NY-22 Today, Claudia Tenney was endorsed by the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), which represents 13,000 active and retired members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Tenney, the Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 22nd District is a staunch defender of law enforcement and has the support of numerous law enforcement organizations and officials across the region and state. Her opponent, Anthony Brindisi, maintains anti-police record — voting to release violent criminals, defund police budgets, and allow trial lawyers like himself to bankrupt frontline police officers.
Claudia Tenney said:
“I’m honored to have the support of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA). On this anniversary of September 11th, I want to thank all those who answered the call to service – we must remember our police and first responders and their sacrifices. I will support them tirelessly. As they ‘protect and serve,’ law enforcement and all first responders should know we have their backs.”
Ed Mullins, president of NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association said:
“[NYPD’s SBA] strongly support[s] your run for Congress. In March, you stood with law enforcement to call for the federal government to intervene to put a stop to New York’s dangerous bail reform law. As the “defund the police” movement began to take shape across the United States, you stood with law enforcement to oppose this radical policy and called out politicians seeking to jeopardize the safety of our communities by stripping critical funding from police departments…We need leaders like you in Washington that will ensure that your district and other American cities do not adopt the failed policies of mayors like Bill DeBlasio that have led to spiking violence and crime. We know that you truly “Back the Blue”, unlike your opponent who votes against public safety and police when it matters but looks to hide his radical views and score cheap political points when he must face voters and stand for re-election.”
“As the mother of a Marine officer, I know the sacrifices those who defend us make and are willing to make on our behalf. When I return to Congress, I will continue to fight for them and their families, secure them the necessary resources and training, and defend them and their noble profession. Today is an important reminder of our law enforcement officers’ brave service and commitment to our communities. That day, and every day, the men and women in blue ran toward danger, not away from it. We are eternally thankful,”Tenney continued.
Background on Anthony Brindisi’s Anti-Police Record
Meanwhile, Anthony Brindisi supported the House bill, H.R.7120, which would:
1. Allow trial lawyer lawsuits against police officers, making them financially liable, even though they are already subject to disciplinary and criminal sanctions for potential misconduct.
2. Make every accusation against any officer, no matter if its proven or not, public on an internet database. This opens the door to unwarranted harassment against police for false allegations.
3. Ban law enforcement agencies from receiving defense surplus items and equipment free of charge.
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 first aid kits for Norwich police, and radar detectors for the city of Oneida in Madison County. New York State Troopers have received valuable surplus equipment including binoculars, tool kits, helicopters, and a cargo plane.
“My opponent Anthony Brindisi has voted to defund the police by cutting off needed surplus equipment to law enforcement in our region including first aid kits, radar detectors, and heart defibrillators. He voted to allow trial lawyers like himself to personally bankrupt police officers, and publicly release unproven and false allegations against them. These anti-police policies cannot stand and when I am in Congress, I will fight them tooth and nail because I ‘back the blue,’”Tenney continued.