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Washington, D.C. – Today Leader McCarthy signed Heritage Action’s Police Pledge – an initiative that calls on Americans to stand with police officers and make a commitment to “oppose any bill, resolution, or movement to ‘Defund the Police.’”

McCarthy released the following statement:

“Today and every day I am proud to stand with our men and women in blue who uphold their oath to protect our communities. It is human instinct to run away from danger, but our police officers stand ready to answer the call when Americans need them most. They are our essential line of defense protecting civil society from spiraling into mob-led anarchy.

“As there are growing calls on the left attempting to ‘defund’ our police departments, here is the commitment I make to them and our country: I will unequivocally oppose any legislative attempt to ‘Defund the Police.’ I commend Heritage Action for their unwavering support for America’s law enforcement. I also call on my colleagues to join me in signing this pledge.”

“We need our law enforcement – I believe this and America believes this. May God bless our police officers and help keep them safe.

Heritage Action statement:

“Americans are grateful to Leader McCarthy for standing up for our brave law enforcement by signing the Police Pledge. We call on every elected official to join him,” — Jessica Anderson, Executive Director of Heritage Action

“At a time when our cities are suffering waves of violence and riots, the far Left is abandoning our nation’s law enforcement and with it, our cities. It is time to return safety and security to our neighborhoods, support the police, and put a stop to the lawless anarchy.”

The full pledge:

 “A lawful society—free from mob rule and violent insurrection—is not possible without Law Enforcement.

“Police Officers have chosen a noble profession. They dedicate their lives to upholding the law and protecting the sacred rights of their fellow citizens. As a profession, they deserve support and respect.

“I stand with America’s Police and pledge to oppose any bill, resolution, or movement to “Defund the Police.”