Conservative lawmakers slammed e-commerce giant Amazon for selling “Blue Lives Murder” apparel as America experiences an increase in ambush-style attacks against the police.
Several Republican lawmakers eviscerated the online shopping mall for selling clothing bearing the anti-cop slogan while police have seen an uptick in attacks on them – especially ambush-style attacks – and almost 130 officers have been shot this year alone.
The National Fraternal Order of Police, the nation’s largest police union, says the “defund the police” movement and fiery rhetoric toward cops has created a culture of disrespect.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., said the “derision” of police being sold by corporations is the opposite to the values America stands for.
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“The callous attitude of disregard and derision toward law enforcement, projected by corporate media and large corporations, runs contrary to every concept of Americanism,” Cawthorn told Fox News in a Wednesday statement.
“In this country we must honor and respect those who walk the beat, who wear the badge, and risk their lives for us,” he continued. “When a burglar breaks into your home, it’s a law enforcement officer who responds. We sleep peacefully at night because good men stand watch at the door.”
“There’s nothing ‘woke’ about deriding law enforcement,” the congressman added. “It’s wrong, plain and simple.”
Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, told Fox News on Wednesday that it is “appalling” for a company to profit off of “vile language” against police.
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“Any vendor monetarily benefiting from vile language in opposition to law enforcement is appalling. Woke culture is proving to be a
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