Source: United States Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined all Republican members on the Senate Banking Committee on a letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to withdraw the nominations of all individuals who have espoused disparaging views on law enforcement or advocated for defunding the police.
“If your Administration is truly serious about distancing itself from radical anti-police movements championed by far-left activists … you should strongly consider withdrawing any of your pending nominees who have advocated for defunding the police or endorsed other policies that would gravely jeopardize the health and safety of law enforcement officials or the communities they serve,” the senators wrote. “At least two such nominees are currently pending before the Senate Banking Committee alone.”
Solomon Greene, nominee for Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Julia Gordon, nominee for Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration at HUD, used their Twitter accounts to disparage police officers and advocate for defunding the police. Mr. Greene and Ms. Gordon are set to appear before the Committee on Thursday.
“Mr. Greene and Ms. Gordon’s statements disparaging police officers and advocating for defunding the police are deeply disappointing and call into question their fitness to serve in senior positions in the federal government,” the senators continued. “If your administration wants to be taken seriously in its effort to distance itself from radical anti-police movements, we urge you to withdraw the nominations of Mr. Greene, Ms. Gordon, and any other nominees with disparaging views on law enforcement pending before the Senate and stop nominating any additional anti-police advocates.”