Vice President Mike Pence contrasted the Trump administration's support of law enforcement to that of Joe Biden's on Sunday, telling "Life, Liberty & Levin" that unlike his Democratic challenger, his support for the thin blue line dates back to his childhood.
"My uncle was a police officer in Chicago for 25 years," Pence recalled. "I mean, I remember as a little boy with my three brothers going up to Chicago and meeting – seeing him coming out of his bedroom at my grandparents’ house with that uniform on, the badge, the sidearm. We’d just look up at him in awe."
"All of my heroes wear uniforms," he added, "and President Trump feels just the same way. And that’s why you see so many law enforcement organizations endorsing this president."
By contrast, 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are "literally undermining support for law enforcement and speaking about cutting funding and re-imagining and defunding the police," Pence warned.
"They’re just doubling down on the policies that are contributing to violence in our cities. "
"All along the way, this president has made it clear that we’re going to stand with the men and women who stand on the thin blue line," Pence said.
"With four more years of President Donald Trump, we’re going to support law enforcement, we’re going to support our African-American neighbors, and we’re going to have law and order in all of our cities for every American, of every race and creed and color."