90 Miles From Tyranny : Largest police union in Florida makes first endorsement in 8 years, unanimously, for President Trump

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Largest police union in Florida makes first endorsement in 8 years, unanimously, for President Trump









The largest police union in Florida made its first endorsement in eight years, voting “unanimously” to back President Donald Trump in November.

John Kazanjian, president of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, announced on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” that he will deliver an endorsement letter to the president later today as officers have begun to push back on calls to defund police departments.


(Source: Fox News)

“You have a lot of power to tilt an election,” co-host Brian Kilmeade told Kazanjian on Friday.

“We’re 30,000 strong. We go from the panhandle to Daytona, to Tampa down to Miami and the Keys,” the head of the organization said, explaining how the endorsement followed an “emergency meeting via conference phone” with chapter and charter presidents and board of directors.

“I spelled it out on what’s going on not just in Florida but across this country that, ‘Hey, you know what, we’re getting beat up. We’re getting used like a punching bag and we’re tired of it and President Donald Trump has been there for us. He supported us,” Kazanjian said.

The FPBA had already withdrawn its endorsement of a Democratic candidate for the state legislature who questioned why officers needed to drive in unmarked vehicles and called for police to be demilitarized.

Criminal attorney Michael Weinstein’s bid for a state House seat in Florida initially got the endorsement of the 5,000-member Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association. However, his responses to a questionnaire with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel which was published last month raised an alarm for...



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