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Texas Lt. Governor Who Tries to Check President Obama on His Criticism of Police Is Promptly Put in His Place


At Thursday night’s ABC News Town Hall, “The President and the People: A National Conversation,” Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick believes President Barack Obama has let down law enforcement by not putting forth his full support in the wake of the Dallas shooting last week that claimed five officers’ lives.

“I’m concerned that police officers across the country — they know you support law enforcement of course, but do they really in their heart feel like you’re doing everything you can to protect their lives?” Patrick asks rhetorically. “Words matter, your words matter much more than mine. Everything you say matters. And I would ask you to consider being careful when there is an incident of not being too quick to condemn the police without due process and until the facts are known.”

The president answered in an honest way to condemn any accusations that he is not fully supporting officers in the line of duty.

“I have been unequivocal in condemning any rhetoric directed at police officers,” Obama responds slyly. “So I think, Lt. Gov., you’d have to find … any message that did not include a very strong support for law enforcement in all my utterances dating back to Ferguson, because I rely on law enforcement to protect me and my family, just like everybody else does.”

Obama adds that he has “insisted throughout all these processes that law enforcement is deserving of due process just like everybody else.”

“I’m aware that my words matter deeply here.”

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4 thoughts on “Texas Lt. Governor Who Tries to Check President Obama on His Criticism of Police Is Promptly Put in His Place

  1. lt. govenor is a asshole

  2. C.s. Harris says:

    I couldn't have said it better! Thanks Bleu! 🙂

  3. Jason Brown says:

    Trump can say WHATEVER hateful thing that comes to his head and get support but President Obama has to walk around on egg shells and still gets criticised.

  4. Boby Mafi says:

    hahaha he probably is. l think he tried to be decent in his demeanour but his words betrayed his biases. if he agrees that the president supports law abiding cops why then does he want "police" to believe "in their hearts" that the president supports them fully as long as they are law abiding themselves and their conduct is ethical. there are indeed racist cops and those will never believe in their hearts that Obama supports them or even that he is a human being equal to them. for that to happen Obama has to sound subservient to the police officers's whims not the law. there is a tacit denial of history and present facts in guys who refuse to accept that there some racist cops who should be held accountable

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