Foxx Applauds President Trump's Executive Order On Policing Reform
Washington, June 16, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-05) issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Policing Reform:
“Today, President Trump ushered in novel solutions that put the safety of our nation’s communities first. By increasing accountability, bolstering police performance standards, and uniting our communities through strength, our nation’s commitment to uphold law and order will be renewed.
“Calls to defund the police are antithetical to achieving meaningful reform and will only sow seeds of division that stoke anarchy. The men and women of law enforcement lay down their lives every day in the line of duty, and this course of action that Democrats are championing is an affront to health, safety, and security of our communities. It is disheartening to hear my Democrat colleagues echo this sentiment instead of creating solutions that ensure meaningful progress. Law and order is a fundamental tenet of a free society, but when anarchy is assigned a higher value than protecting the American people, the lines become blurred and discord will prevail.
“I commend President Trump’s unwavering leadership during this time in our country. The American people demand change, and we must continue to take steps forward to achieve that change together.”