Tenney Stands with Law Enforcement,Brindisi Votes to Defund the Police

NY22 – Today, the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (PBA) endorsed Claudia Tenney, Republican candidate for New York’s 22nd Congressional District.

Tom Mungeer, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers said:“Claudia Tenney is by far the best choice for New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Throughout her career, Claudia has stood with the Troopers and law enforcement for safer communities and a tough but fair criminal justice system. Claudia has stood up against the dangerous and radical ‘defund the police’ movement and its enablers in Washington and the failedbail reforms in New York. Law enforcement has a friend and ally in Claudia Tenney and we need her in Congress.”

The NYS Troopers PBA works on behalf of its 6,000 members to ensure their rights are protected and advocatesfor public safety policies that enable them to effectively serve our communities across New York.

Claudia Tenney said:“It is a privilege to stand with the New York State Troopers and all law enforcement – who protect and serve our communities so well. Our campaign is thankful for the New York State Troopers PBA’s support and we will work tirelessly to live up to that trust. I have fought for our brave police and worked to secure what they need to effectively do their jobs. Unfortunately, radicals are pushing dangerous policies that will harm our communities and prevent the police from doing their important work.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Brindisi supported the House bill, H.R.7120, which would:

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.

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.

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.