(RightIsRight.co) – The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is up in arms over President Joe Biden’s nomination of a leftist anti-police lawyer to be a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member.
The NAPO leadership has complained about Biden’s nominee, Gigi Sohn, in a letter to the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, Democrat Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state, Breitbart News revealed after obtaining it.
The police association insists Gigi Sohn should be “disqualified” from the FCC due to her anti-police rhetoric.
“On behalf of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) and the more than 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers we represent across the United States, I am writing to advise you of our serious concerns with the nomination of Gigi Sohn to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),” wrote William Johnson, NAPO’s executive director.
Johnson pointed out that Sohn had defended rioters and retweeted a post calling police officers “armed goons in riot gear with tear gas.” She has also promoted calls for “defunding the police.”
“This shows an anti-police bias that should disqualify her as an official in the federal government,” the police association leader declared in his letter to Sen. Maria Cantwell.
“As a private citizen, our Constitution affords Ms. Sohn the right to hold and express these views. However, it is profoundly concerning to us that a nominee for commissioner of the FCC has harbored such an openly hostile and defamatory view of police. If Ms. Sohn is confirmed to this position, there is no way to assure those views will not be perpetuated,” Johnson warned.
He stressed that staffing the federal government with individuals with “such sentiments” would make it very difficult for the police to improve its relationship with communities.
The National Sheriffs’ Association has also urged Democrat and Republican lawmakers to oppose Sohn’s nomination for the FCC.
“The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) opposes the nomination of Gigi Sohn to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),” two leading sheriffs’ officials wrote in a letter to Cantwell last week.
“Law enforcement officers across the country risk their lives every day to protect and serve our communities. They deserve the support of senior officials in the federal government who help to set policy. Unfortunately, Ms. Sohn has failed to provide such support by using social media to promote alarming statements that denigrate law enforcement,” the sheriffs warned.
Breitbart noted that in July 2020, during the Black Lives Matter riots in Portland, Oregon, Sohn praised an anti-police, billionaire-backed dark money group.
In November 2020, Sohn retweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who wrote:
“When It Comes To “Defund” & “Socialism” Attacks, People Need to Realize These are Racial Resentment Attacks. You’re Not Gonna Make That Go Away. You Can Make it Less Effective.”
Reports claim that several key Democrat US Senators – Joe Manchin (D-WV), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) – remain uncertain about approving Sohn’s appointment to the FCC.
What is your opinion? Do you agree with the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) that Gigi Sohn, Biden’s far-left anti-police lawyer nominee to the FCC, should not be confirmed? Why or why not? Please share your views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.
The National Association of Police Organizations said in a letter on Wednesday that FCC nominee Gigi Sohn’s anti-police rhetoric should disqualify her from serving at the agency. https://t.co/tl3b2K2dhx
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 12, 2023