The empty podium President when it comes to this subject. Why is that exactly? Most likely because he doesn’t want the same reaction that de Blasio got in New York City after the deaths of two police officers.
As Written By Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner:
President Obama’s silence on a wave of recent killings of police officers is being ripped by law enforcement, with one Maryland sheriff taking to Facebook to mock that he will “save you a spot next to me!” at this week’s funerals for two deputies.
“Mr. President, your silence about these events SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!! PS: I’ll be standing outside in the cold next week with my deputies for the funerals of the Harford County deputies; I’ll save you a spot next to me!” Facebooked Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees.
His post, blasted throughout law enforcement social media and highlighted by the National Sheriffs’ Association, has become part of the rallying cry among cops that the president is ignoring attacks on them, and even fostering anti-police feelings.