The National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP) says Hillary Clinton’s campaign has made it clear that she will not be seeking an endorsement from them this presidential election cycle.
NFOP president Chuck Canterbury said he was “disappointed and shocked” that Clinton “declined” to even return a questionnaire which had been sent to her campaign. The only other candidate he can remember not returning the questionnaire was John Kerry in 2004.
According to The Hill, Canterbury said, “It sends a powerful message.” He added, “You would think with law enforcement issues so much in the news that even if she had disagreements with our positions, that she would’ve been willing to say that.”
Clinton spokesman Jesse Ferguson played down Clinton’s “snub” of the NFOP, saying:
Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has been committed to our law enforcement officers. As she said from the beginning of her campaign, across the country, police officers are out there every day inspiring trust and confidence, honorably doing their duty, putting themselves on the line to save lives.
She believes we must work together to build on what’s working and to build the bonds of trust between police and the communities they serve — because we are stronger together.
The NFOP “represents 335,000 members.” Canterbury said the group is meeting with Donald Trump to discuss a possible endorsement of the Republican candidate.
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