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Cox Not Surprised Whitmer Wants Cuts to Police Funding

The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding comments today by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, stating that she supports the “spirit of” the defund the police movement.

“It's no shock to me that Gretchen Whitmer wants to cut money for policing. After all, last year, she used her line-item veto to cut millions meant for local law enforcement in the state budget.  Today’s statement by the governor is just another attempt to grab national headlines and attract Joe Biden’s attention in her quest for the Vice Presidential nomination. While we need to ensure the proper steps are taken with our police departments to protect all citizens equally, we must never forget the important job that the men and women of law enforcement do to safeguard our communities.”