National Border Patrol Council Endorses Kevin Yoder

Condemns Davids' "irresponsible and offensive rhetoric" toward law enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 27, 2018

Overland Park, KS - This morning, Yoder for Congress announced it has received the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the organization representing the men and women who patrol our borders and keep our nation safe. In 2018, NBPC has endorsed: 

  • Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
  • Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
  • Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) (for her Senate race)
  • Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX)
  • Candidate Chip Roy (Republican, TX-21)
  • Candidate Diane Harkey (Republican, CA-49)

Kevin Yoder, who serves as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee in Congress, issued the following statement along with the endorsement: 

 

"The National Border Patrol Council is an organization above party politics who's sole focus is keeping our nation safe. We should all be supportive of them and the sacrifices they make to ensure our families are protected. In my role on the Homeland Security Committee, I'm going to keep fighting to make sure they have the resources to execute their mission, and I'm honored to join the short list of Republicans and Democrats who've earned their endorsement."

In a letter endorsing Yoder attached below, NBPC President Brandon Judd criticizes the "irresponsible and offensive rhetoric coming from his opponent, Sharice Davids, regarding the men and women of law enforcement." 

 

His condemnation follows similar calls from Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash, Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden, and Miami County Sheriff Frank Kelly, who have endorsed Yoder and joined him in calling on her to disavow her controversial commentary toward law enforcement.

 

Yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported on comments Davids made in a June candidate forum about police officers being part of a system "rooted in violence." 

 

In August, the Star revealed Davids participated in a podcast interview a month earlier in which she stated support for abolishing ICE and agreed with the notion that the agency existed for the sole purpose of "arresting, detaining, and deporting people based on their race" and that the United States has a "white supremacist immigration system." 

 

NBPC's endorsement letter below: 

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