GOP Challenger: Omar’s Call to Dismantle Police ‘Reckless’

GOP Challenger: Omar’s Call to Dismantle Police ‘Reckless’

June 9, 2020

On Fox and Friends on Tuesday, Lacy Lee Johnson, a Republican running for the seat held by radical Rep. Ilhan Omar, called the Minneapolis City Council “reckless” for moving to dismantle the police.

“We have a reckless city council making reckless decisions about the safety and health of our community by passing this law to disband, stop funding the police. They are putting our community at risk,” Johnson said.

In a march to defund the police, Omar declared, “The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root and so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer and we allow for something beautiful to rise.”

“[The council members] are making Minneapolis an unattractive place for tourists and businesses, and they’re just not putting enough thought into what they’re doing. So it’s just a reckless decision, Steve, of how they go about doing this,” Johnson continued. “To show you how reckless it is, they have presented no alternatives to the police, defunding the police. So it’s just a bad decision all the way around.” Indeed.

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