Hillary Clinton has lined the list of speakers at the Democratic National Convention next week with the mothers of victims of high-profile police shootings used by the Black Lives Matter movement to portray law enforcement as racist. Missing are any family members of the many police officers killed in the line of duty. In response, the Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia blasted Clinton for the glaringly anti-police angle and promising that cops “will not soon forget” Clinton’s and the Democratic Party’s disparaging portrayal of them.
“President John McNesby and the membership of Philadelphia Lodge 5 FOP are shocked and saddened by the planned choice of speakers at the upcoming DNC in Philadelphia,” declared McNesby in a blistering press release.
“The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism, and ‘being on duty in blue,'” he continued.
“It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts…”
John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Philadelphia
“It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country,” he added.
“Mrs. Clinton, you should be ashamed of yourself if that is possible,” he concluded.
In response, Hillary campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Formas told CBS-Philadelphia that Clinton believed it was important to “listen to the voices of the mothers who have lost their children.”
“As Hillary Clinton has said, we need to support heroic police officers who put their lives on the line every day as well as listen to the voices of mothers who have lost their children,” said the spokeswoman. “We look forward to highlighting the courageous efforts of law enforcement with speakers at our convention, including from Pennsylvania, and praising their work to keep our communities safe.”
As The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro highlights, among the speakers Clinton invited are the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland, all of whose cases became rallying cries for the Black Lives Matter movement despite evidence and court rulings proving that the popular racial narratives surrounding their deaths were false.