Via press release from GOP Sen. Josh Hawley:
Ahead of President Biden’s Wednesday address on the spiking crime throughout America, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) rolled out his own legislative agenda to hire 100,000 new police officers, boost police morale, and keep American families safe.
As violent crime continues to plague the country, communities and law enforcement officers are under siege. Homicides are dramatically increasing across American cities, and violent crime is hitting generational highs.
Meanwhile, police departments are facing million-dollar budget cuts, violence against police officers is increasing nationwide, and low morale among officers is causing departments to struggle with recruiting new applicants.
In response to America’s crime wave and unprecedented assault on America’s law enforcement officers, Senator Hawley is introducing the following legislative agenda: A bill to provide grants to local communities to support hiring an additional 100,000 additional law enforcement officers to protect American families.
Hawley didn’t seem very concerned with “violence against police officers” when he egged on Capitol rioters with a raised-fist salute.