Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) attempted to hide her anti-law enforcement record by reversing her stance on eliminating qualified immunity for cops.
Vulnerable Democrat Rep. Angie Craig (MN) has attempted to hide her anti-law enforcement history by recently reversing her stance on eliminating qualified immunity for police officers before a tough reelection battle.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported this month that Craig, who will face Republican Tyler Kistner in November, is trying to reverse some of her previous stances after she voted for anti-law enforcement legislation to eliminate qualified immunity for police officers and to defund the police.
Craig told the Star Tribune that her “thinking has evolved” since she voted for the anti-law enforcement legislation.
“Knowing what I know now and how attacks on law enforcement have negatively impacted recruitment and retention and morale and how these factors hurt public safety efforts,” Craig added. “I think that qualified immunity must remain in place for our law enforcement officers.”
Last year, Craig cosponsored and voted for H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, which would effectively “defund the police” if signed into law by costing hundreds of millions of dollars each year, enact restrictions on policing practices, and eliminate protections for law enforcement. Republicans described the bill as a plan to “defund the police.”