GOP congressmen demand Dem apology over vote ‘against’ NYPD
New York City’s two Republican congressional representatives are calling on Democrats to apologize for backing an amendment that effectively rebuked the New York Police Department over its controversial counterterrorism tactics.
Republican Reps. Peter King and Bob Turner called the vote a “shameful surrender to political correctness.”
The proposal, which failed this past Wednesday on a mostly party-line vote, would have prohibited funding for law enforcement organizations engaged in unconstitutional or unlawful discrimination. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., the sponsor, made clear on the House floor that the measure was aimed at the NYPD.