Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) did not hold back Thursday when speaking with President Barack Obama at “The President and The People: A National Conversation” town hall that aired on ESPN.
Patrick asked Obama to not be so quick to publicly condemn police officers in the case of shootings.
“I’m concerned that police officers across the country — they know you support law enforcement of course, but do they really in their heart feel like you’re doing everything you can to protect their lives?” Patrick asked.
He added, “Words matter, your words matter much more than mine. Everything you say matters. And I would ask you to consider being careful when there is an incident of not being too quick to condemn the police without due process and until the facts are known.”
Later, Patrick requested that Obama and the White House put up blue lights to honor the fallen officers at the Dallas attack, much like the White House did when the Supreme Court ruled legalized same-sex marriage. Obama failed to acknowledge Patrick’s request to honor the officers with blue lights.
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