Former Detroit Police Chief and gubernatorial candidate James Craig announced his support for the Canadian truckers’ protest on Friday, infuriating Michigan Democrats.
“I am at the side of the truckers. I support all workers who defend personal freedom. What we are seeing is a huge lack of leadership from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Joe Biden and Governor Gretchen Whitmer,” Craig said in a statement. “Instead of focusing on protesters and demonizing truckers, these career politicians should focus on how their irresponsible response to the pandemic is hurting our economies.”
In response, Dana Nessel – the Democratic Attorney General of Michigan – attacked him. affirming he is not interested in law and order.
“Coming from a former law enforcement officer, I find this abhorrent. Laws must be enforced and enforced equally for all, regardless of the motivation of those who break the law,” Nessel said. “That’s why so many people now feel free to disregard the laws that keep our society safe.”
Craig fired back in Nessel, highlighting the Democrats’ law-and-order failures in the summer of 2020 when riots burned across the country.
“I agree that the law should be enforced and enforced equally for all, regardless of the motivation of those breaking the law. That’s why I’m extremely disappointed with the silence and inaction of our Democratic leaders – including @GovWhitmer – during the 2020 riots,” Craig said.
I agree that the law should be enforced and enforced equally for all, regardless of the motivation of those breaking the law. That is why I am extremely disappointed by the silence and inaction of our Democratic leaders, including @GovWhitmer— during the 2020 riots. (1/3) https://t.co/ByYBH6RNXh
— Chief James Craig (@chiefjamescraig) February 11, 2022
Craig is running for governor of Michigan. Polls show the race is tight between Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Craig, according to a January poll by EPIC-MRA.
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