DeSantis Slams Democrats Following Killing Of NYPD Officer: ‘They Embrace The Criminal Element’
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JANUARY 19: Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua on January 19, 2024 in Nashua, New Hampshire. DeSantis continues campaigning in New Hampshire ahead of that state's primary on January 23.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed Democrats during an interview late last week following the death of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller, saying that the party openly embraces criminals and has turned its back on law enforcement.

The 31-year-old police officer Jonathan Diller was allegedly murdered by 34-year-old Guy Rivera during a traffic stop as Diller attempted to get Rivera to vacate the car which is when Rivera allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot Diller in the stomach.

Rivera had 21 prior arrests and was released from prison in 2021 after serving five years for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

DeSantis responded to the killing by highlighting during an interview with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling the difference between how former President Donald Trump responded to Diller’s death and how President Joe Biden responded to his death.

“They get no support from these Democrat politicians,” DeSantis said. “It used to be police officers, a lot of them were Democrats. That’s changed. The Democratic Party has turned their back on law enforcement, they embrace the criminal element and let the inmates run the asylum, and a lot of these people.”

“And, you know, Obama and Biden and Clinton can go raise 25 million because they’re in the upper echelon,” DeSantis said of the fundraiser the three had for Biden’s re-election campaign last week. “So they’re immune from their own policies. The people that it really hurts are the people who are more working class and middle income Americans. Democratic party has turned their back on them. They’re really become the party of the elites.”


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