Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appears to hold a significant lead over President Trump. But he still needs as much support as possible.
And recently, Democrats might be concerned that he’s losing the backing of a key group. In turn, it’s feasible this could hurt his chances.
During an NBC town hall event, Biden faced the wife of a police officer.
The woman asked Biden to address the “troubling” defund the police movement. She wanted to know how the Democrat leader would protect her husband.
Biden gave a somewhat surprising reply.
Via Washington Free Beacon:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden admitted during an NBC town hall on Monday that he no longer has the support of law enforcement when confronted by the wife of a police officer.
‘I have had overwhelming support from police my whole career up until this year,’ he said.
In recent months, the nation has dealt with a series of protests and riots. Often, police and other law enforcement personnel are in the middle.
Starting with the unfortunate George Floyd incident, police have been under fire.
Many Democrat leaders and other politicians started backing the “Defund the Police” movement, which calls for dramatic overhauls to current law enforcement policy.
Biden hasn’t condemned the movement, though he hasn’t specifically voiced his full support for it, either.
The problem is that this comes across negatively to law enforcement.
The National Organization for Police Organizations – which backed Obama – has decided to endorse Trump this year, for example.
Furthermore, the Trump campaign recently received a bump from two law enforcement unions.
So, while Biden still apparently leads according to polls, this could be cause for some concern.
- Joe Biden evidently admitted he’s lost the support of law enforcement.
- He says he had that support “up until this year,” but clearly believes something has changed.
- Police and law enforcement groups around the country have voiced their support for Donald Trump.
Source: Washington Free Beacon