The law enforcement group that backed vulnerable Democratic Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV) in 2020 has since rescinded her endorsement and is now backing her likely Republican challenger, April Becker.
Public Safety Alliance of Nevada (PSAN), a law enforcement group representing nearly 100 law enforcement organizations and 10,000 officers statewide, supported Democrats in the last election cycle. But even though Lee is running for re-election, the band has now chosen to back Becker.
The group has reportedly overruled Democrat endorsements in the past, but since riots across the country following the death of George Floyd, the PSAN and other law enforcement groups have been fighting the anti-police rhetoric head-on. democrats.
The Nevada Globe noted that in 2020 the group regained the endorsement given to Becker’s 2020 opponent for the state Senate, although the Republican only lost by 631 votes.
In a letter from the group’s representative, John Abel said on behalf of the group, “We are pleased to announce our endorsement of your 2022 campaign for the position of Congressional Representative, District 3.”
“I stand proudly alongside our men and women in law enforcement and am honored to be endorsed by such a respected organization,” Becker said in response to receiving the endorsement.
“In Congress, I will always support blue and fight to keep our communities safe by supporting our peace officers and their families,” the Republican added.
Across the country, as the midterm elections draw closer and Republicans gain momentum in the polls, Democrats have begun to move away from the anti-police rhetoric they once championed.
Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.