Senator Smith Claims Lewis’ Support for Law Enforcement Will “Backfire”

Senator Smith Claims Lewis’ Support for Law Enforcement Will “Backfire”

Lewis Attacks Smith for Dangerous, Anti-Law Enforcement Rhetoric

June 24, 2020

EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement slamming Senator Tina Smith for her continued irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric that is fueling the dangerous anti-law enforcement climate.

“When Tina Smith isn’t cowering in her basement like Joe Biden, she is fueling the dangerous anti-law enforcement climate with her irresponsible rhetoric. From claiming the state of Minnesota is racist to saying there is something ‘dangerously wrong with the role police play in our society,’ Tina Smith has shown very clearly that she is willing to sacrifice public order in favor of mob rule.

Just today, Tina Smith went on record saying that my opposition to abolishing the police will ‘backfire.’ If anything is going to ‘backfire,’ it’s Tina Smith’s vision to ‘reimagine’ policing in America. If you’re wondering what ‘reimagining’ means, you’re not alone. Nobody has been able to figure out what that means because she hasn’t explained it.

Public order is under assault, and Tina Smith can’t be bothered to offer any real solutions. Instead she is running a copy-paste campaign, giving out the same generic statements on how we need to ‘reimagine policing’ while she lets radicals in the DFL like Ilhan Omar work to abolish the police. This is unacceptable from our leaders. It was the abject failure of Minnesota Democrats that got us to this point in the first place, and Tina Smith is just continuing that trend.

I will protect public safety and law enforcement at all costs, Tina Smith won’t. You need only look at her track record.”