Obama: It’s Time for Republicans to Start ‘Valuing Our Cops,’ Increase Spending

‘In the past some Republicans in Congress have tried to cut funding for the cops program to zero’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:

“Launching anti-ambush training programs to help keep officers safe. Vice President Joe Biden, a lifelong friend of law enforcement, has an expression he likes to offer. He has an expression for everything. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value. Well, I tell you what. In my budget proposal, I have asked Congress to increase funding for the cops programs so that we can hire even more police officers and make sure you have the training and equipment you need. That's what I value. (Applause) It's in my budget. And I’ll be honest with you. In the past some Republicans in Congress have tried to cut funding for the cops program to zero. And I have argued that's wrong. It won't make us safer. It's time more folks in Washington started valuing our cops. Not just given lip service to them. The good news is the cops program and other programs that your departments rely on to do your jobs may get some relief from the harmful spending cuts that Congress imposed a couple years ago because last night Democrats and republicans in Congress came together around a long term budget agreement.”

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