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Mike Huckabee encourages all Republicans to ‘make the right move,’ support Trump’s reelection

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee encouraged all Republicans to “make the right move” and stand behind President Trump, following a New York Times report that claimed former President George W. Bush and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, won’t support Trump’s reelection.

Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, “If you have people who were nominated and in the case of President Bush, actually elected to be president by Republicans, and they will no longer support the Republican nominee, who went through the process and got elected, then I’m going to be not just unhappy, I’m going to be livid.”

The New York Times article, headlined, “Vote for Trump? These Republican Leaders Aren’t on the Bandwagon,” was published Saturday.

“Former President George W. Bush won’t support the re-election of Mr. Trump, and [former Florida Gov.] Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he’ll vote, say people familiar with their thinking,” the article read. “Senator Mitt Romney of Utah won’t back Mr. Trump and is deliberating whether to again write in his wife, Ann, or cast another ballot this November.”

The article went on to note that “Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, is almost certain to support [former Vice President Joe Biden but is unsure how public to be about it because one of her sons is eying a run for office.”

Huckabee said he wasn’t sure if the information in the article was true “because it’s in the New York Times and I take a lot of things in the New York Times with a grain of salt because they’re wrong more than they’re right.”

He then went on to explain why he would be “livid” if the information in the article were correct.

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“We didn’t all agree on some of the policies of Bush or McCain or Romney, but when it came down to it, we had a choice,” Huckabee said. “We could choose a far-left liberal or we could choose somebody that was closer to our views.”

He went on to say, “I get it that Donald Trump’s bedside manner is somewhat more like ‘Mean’ Joe Greene than it is the cool, collected Tom Brady, if it’s on the football field.”

Huckabee then explained what he didn’t understand “with these Never Trumpers” and outlined an “incredibly long litany of things” Trump has accomplished.

“This president is more pro-life than we’ve ever had, period. He’s more pro-Israel. He has deregulated so much government so that the businesses of America can thrive and they have until this COVID stuff happened,” Huckabee said. “This is a president who has stood up to the globalists, stood up to the unfair trade practices, brought back American jobs, has done more for minorities than any president in my lifetime in actually helping people to have good, decent jobs and a future.”

He then noted that despite all that, some people said they did not like Trump because of his personality.

“Well, get over it,” Huckabee said. “This is not about electing a personality, this isn’t Hollywood, this is the rough, tumble world of politics.”

He then acknowledged that perhaps Trump was “not as genteel as some of us would like, but, by gosh, he’s getting the job done, and it’s time Republicans rally because if they don’t, they’re going to get Joe Biden, who isn’t pro-life, who is for higher taxes, open borders. He’s going to succumb to China.”

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Huckabee said Biden will embrace “everything that we find disgusting,” including socialism. “That’s why we have to realize this is a simple choice and we better make the right move.”

In a statement sent to Fox News reacting to The New York Times article the Trump campaign wrote, “President Trump has the support of a record number of Republicans across the country. He leads a united party and will win in November.”

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Small-business owners already hurt by coronavirus shutdowns react to spotting looters on surveillance cameras

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Two small business owners told “America’s News HQ” their surveillance cameras caught looters destroying their businesses and they’re now left with even more challenges after already reeling from coronavirus restrictions that have stayed in effect since mid-March.

“When we were being looted and broken into, the police were spread pretty thin and no one responded to that,” said Jim Stage, the owner of Lloyd’s Pharmacy in St. Paul, Minnesota, which has been in the area for over 100 years.

He went on to note that first responders showed up only after looters set his pharmacy on fire. Stage said firefighters “worked tirelessly all night” to battle the flames.

Stage said his business was gone, but he planned to rebuild as soon as possible. “We’re trying to take care of patients as best we can amidst this,” he added.

When asked if he could fulfill all of his customers’ prescriptions, Stage said he has been able to “triage” patients by sending some to his other pharmacy in nearby Roseville.

“My staff has worked tirelessly to make that happen,” Stage said. “There is [sic] probably about 12 pharmacies that were hit in the Twin Cities, and so, we’re filling whatever we can for people and they’re doing a great job of it.”

Cities across the country have been trying to get a handle on the widespread unrest after video captured the police-involved death of George Floyd on May 25.

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John Lane, the co-owner of Winking Lizard Tavern in Ohio, also told “America’s News HQ” on Sunday that looters hit his story as he was getting ready to reopen — after it closed back on March 15 as the coronavirus spread.

“We have 18 restaurants, 1,300 employees and we were gradually opening our restaurants and we got hit with a riot last Saturday,” he explained, adding that he watched the destruction live on security cameras.

“The painful thing is that our people have been out of work since [March 15],” Lane said. “All of our managers and 95 percent of our people want to come back to work, and now we are under another delay.”

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Lane said there was “some structural damage to the building” and he did plan to rebuild, but “we don’t know exactly when that’s going to happen.”

Fox News’ Kristin Fisher contributed to this report.

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Trey Gowdy: ‘Defunding the police is the single dumbest idea I’ve ever heard’

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Former House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy told “Sunday Morning Futures” that “defunding the police is the single dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.”

“Who is going to process crime scenes, arrest bad people?” Gowdy, a Fox News contributor, asked during an exclusive interview with host Maria Bartiromo. “Who is going to enforce any law, child sex abuse, homicide? Who is going to do it if it’s not the police?”

Gowdy made the comments after a recent push to weaken law enforcement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Days after Floyd, who is black, died after a white officer knelt on his neck, Black Lives Matter announced a “call for a national defunding of police,” and notable Democratic voices as well as celebrities have echoed the sentiment.

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Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who appeared with Gowdy on “Sunday Morning Futures,” agreed, saying defunding police is “a ridiculous idea.”

“It is not an idea whose time has come. It should never come,” Scott said.

“The absolute nation requires law and order. We need order in our streets and the easiest way to have that is to have a strong presence of character-driven law enforcement officers.”

Scott then brought up the fact that he recently reintroduced the Walter Scott Notification Act, which requires states to report deadly shootings by law enforcement officers.

Walter Scott was a black motorist who died in 2015 after running from a white police officer during a traffic stop and then struggling with the officer who ran after him. The officer testified that Scott grabbed his Taser and he then shot him, firing “until the threat was stopped,” which is what he said he was trained to do.

“One of the reasons why I proposed … [the] Walter Scott Notification Act [was] to get law enforcement agencies to report the data on the use of force that leads to death,” Sen. Scott explained on Sunday.

“Without that actual information in an aggregate value, we don’t really know what’s going on.”

He went on to note that “fewer than 45 percent of agencies actually report their information to the FBI so I think it would help all of us to get a clear picture of what’s going on within the law enforcement community.”

“Within communities of color, the issues with law enforcement are much broader than who shoots whom,” Gowdy said. “I mean that’s incredibly important, but it’s arrest rates, it’s sentencing disparities, it’s access to bond, it’s access to diversion programs.”

Gowdy then told Bartiromo that Sen. Scott, who is black, “was stopped seven times as a public official, seven times, the man your viewers are looking at was stopped by law enforcement, he was stopped from entering the Capitol even though he wears his Senate lapel pin and looks like a CPA.”

“I look like a gangster and don’t wear my House lapel pin and I was never stopped,” Gowdy, who is white, said. “So the problems are much broader than just who shoots whom.”

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The calls to defund police departments come as uniformed law enforcement officers across the nation suffered injuries during George Floyd protests that turned violent in some cities, with officers being pelted with bricks and bottles. A police officer in Las Vegas was shot in the head, while police in New York and New Jersey were injured by bricks and rocks. In Los Angeles, one officer suffered a fractured skull and officers in other cities suffered injuries in hit-and-run incidents.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer, Maria Bartiromo and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mike Lee: Rod Rosenstein made a ‘stunning’ admission about Russia probe, Carter Page

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Sen. Mike Lee said Thursday that Rod Rosenstein made a “stunning” admission when the former deputy attorney general told senators he was “not sure” that he read the entire Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) renewal application against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

“That was stunning, the fact that he didn’t read the whole application. The fact that he’s willing to sign off on it, not knowing what else might be in there, ” said Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on “America’s Newsroom.”

Lee was referring to Rosenstein’s statements during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The former Justice Department official who essentially created and oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation offered implicit support for a subsequent review of the origins of that case at the FBI and beyond.

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Rosenstein also discussed several issues surrounding the origins of the Russia investigation—including the way in which FISA warrants were sought and approved. He added that he would not have signed a FISA warrant renewal application for Page had he known about the since-revealed misconduct surrounding those warrants — while faulting the FBI for its handling of the documents.

On Wednesday Rosenstein said, “There are a lot of FISA applications that come through, some are more significant than others. This one was unusual in that I already knew about it because of the Russia investigation.”

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He added that he got it “in advance so I could review it, I’m not sure I read every page, but I was familiar with what was in it.”

“Ultimately the fact that what was in there was incomplete really indicates that we got a serious breakdown with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is why I walked away yesterday with a more profound commitment to make sure that we reform this law,” Lee said reacting to Rosenstein’s testimony.

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“This is bad. This is going to happen to other people. I guarantee it,” he continued. “It’s happened to others that we don’t know about, but we got to fix this thing.”

The Senate passed last month an amendment to the FISA law, proposed by Lee and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., that requires FISA court judges to appoint a neutral third-party observer to oversee the process.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge: It was ‘offensive’ to clear out peaceful protesters for Trump ‘photo op’

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Thursday that it was offensive for police to disperse protesters in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square so President Trump could have a “photo op” on Monday.

Ridge told “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that he disagrees “with the notion that you would try to part peaceful protesters in front of the White House to go in front of the historic church in Washington, D.C., for a political photo op.”

“I found that personally offensive, but so be it, that’s just my opinion,” he continued.

Democratic leaders, including Hillary Clinton, presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seized on reports that Park Police used tear gas against protesters in D.C.’s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John’s Church, but officials said neither the police nor any other law enforcement agency used the chemical.

Park Police did acknowledge using smoke canisters and pepper balls on the protesters, which are sometimes more broadly defined as tear gas.

During the brief visit at the boarded-up church, the president stood in front and posed for photographers while holding up a Bible. He was accompanied by a variety of aides and officials, including Attorney General Bill Barr, daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump, chief of staff Mark Meadows, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

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Ridge noted that he thinks only a “small group” of the protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody are “violent.”

“There’s a small group that have basically stolen the focus from the mass of individuals who are protesting peacefully,” Ridge said.

“We need to remind ourselves that they’ve kind of hijacked these peaceful protests and I would dare say that I would believe that most of my friends in law enforcement would take a look at George Floyd’s death and find it as horrific and reprehensible as every other American, whether they were in a blue uniform or not.”

The removal of the protesters came as Trump gave a statement in the Rose Garden that he is taking “immediate action” to mobilize “all available federal resources” to stop riots and looting across the country. He also threatened to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to the protests.

On Thursday, Ridge said he agreed with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and others who declared that they are not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests.

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Ridge, a former governor of Pennsylvania and the nation’s first DHS secretary, had this message for President Trump on Thursday: “I, also as a former governor, say to the president, ‘In a federal system, Mr. President, your 50 governors are empowered to use the National Guard, if they feel the disruption and the violence has reached a point where they need to engage their own National Guard and in this instance, I would say Mr. President, listen to your governors and if they don’t call for your action, you need not to respond voluntarily or unilaterally.’”

 Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and David Aaro contributed to this report.

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Lindsey Graham fires back at Gen. Mattis: You’re buying into an ‘unfair’ narrative

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pushed back Thursday on former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis’ criticism of President Trump’s handling of the unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.

“It is so fashionable to blame President Trump for every wrong in America,” Graham said on “Fox & Friends,” the morning after an extraordinary rebuke by Mattis was published by The Atlantic.

Graham said Mattis seems to be “missing that the liberal media has taken every event in the last three-and-a-half years and laid it at the president’s feet.” He said Trump is not “blameless” for the situation unfolding in the country but said Mattis is “buying into a narrative” that is unfair.

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis said. “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us… We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.”

Mattis then referenced Trump’s comments on Monday where the president said he is taking “immediate action” to mobilize “all available federal resources” to stop riots and looting across the country and threatened to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to protests.

“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens.”

In response, Graham pointed out that “Gen. Mattis has the right to express himself above all others in many ways because he served the country over a long period of time [and] put himself at risk for the nation.

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“I admire his service to the nation, but the one thing I would tell Gen. Mattis is that you don’t quite understand that from the time President Trump wakes up and goes to bed, there’s an effort to destroy his presidency.”

Graham pointed out that President George H. W. Bush used the military to support the police in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict.

“The Insurrection Act has been used, but has been sparingly used,” Graham noted.

“Nobody wants to send active-duty troops into American cities unless they’re invited, unless they’re absolutely necessary.”

Graham went on to say that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “should have called out the National Guard early on and I would ask Gen. Mattis to look at the behavior of the politicians in these cities and see if you can find fault with them.”

New York City has been trying to get a handle on the widespread unrest, which included lootings and shootings as well as a stabbing of NYPD officers, after the police-involved death of Floyd on May 25.

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Graham acknowledged that Trump “could be a handful” and could “do better,” but added that “the problems we have in America today weren’t caused by Donald Trump and hopefully he can help the nation heal some of these problems.”

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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Former NYPD lieutenant on officers being attacked: NYC is in a ‘state of chaos’ due to ‘poor leadership’

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Retired NYPD Lieutenant Darrin Porcher reacted to the violence against police officers in New York City, telling “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that the city is in a “state of chaos” due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “inability to push forward a sense of leadership.”

Porcher made the comments the morning after an NYPD officer was randomly attacked and stabbed in the neck while patrolling in Brooklyn, which resulted in a struggle that caused two additional officers to suffer gunshot wounds.

Police said the officers involved had been assigned to an anti-looting post to prevent people from breaking into stores. They were rushed to a nearby hospital and are expected to survive.

“It appears to be a completely cowardly, despicable, unprovoked attack on a defenseless police officer and thank God we are not planning a funeral right now,” New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

New York City has been trying to get a handle on the widespread unrest after the police-involved death of George Floyd on May 25. The shooting occurred nearly four hours after the city’s 8 p.m. curfew.

Wednesday’s incident comes after a shocking video posted on social media the day before showed a New York City police officer being struck by a vehicle in what appeared to be a deliberate hit-and-run. Shea said the officer was still in intensive care, “but recovering slowly.”

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“This is a result of poor leadership,” Porcher said, adding that it’s very dangerous to be a police officer in New York City at the moment.

“The tone hasn’t been set appropriately.  … We’ve closed the gate after the horses escaped,” he continued, adding that as a result there have been riots in New York City over the last several days.

He went on to note that “City Hall is dictating police policy and it’s not coming from One Police Plaza [the headquarters of the New York City Police Department].”

“We really need to ratchet down the rioters’ behavior and this is a testament to the man’s [de Blasio] inability to push forward a sense of leadership,” Porcher said.

“This is just a bad precedent moving forward,” he continued. “We had a mayor that had a daughter that was arrested recently as a protester so that clearly lets you know the precedent that he’s setting forth.”

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On Monday, de Blasio insisted that his 25-year-old daughter was “peacefully protesting” and “not doing anything that would provoke a negative response” when she was arrested late Saturday night during demonstrations against the death of Floyd.

Fox News’ David Aaro, Greg Norman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Marc Thiessen: Biden should be calling out Democrats, not Trump over riots

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Former White House chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen told “Outnumbered Overtime” that former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech about the George Floyd protests did not unify the country.

“He says he wants to unify the country but then he compares Donald Trump to [Alabama politician] ‘Bull’ Connor,” Thiessen, a Fox News contributor, said. “Talk about pouring gasoline on a situation. That’s outrageous.”

Connor is known for his use of police dogs and fire hoses to subdue civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s.

Thiessen made the comments reacting to a Wall Street Journal editorial titled, “Mush from Joe Biden,” which pointed out that during Biden’s speech on Tuesday he “attacked President Trump’s rhetoric.”

The editorial pointed to the presumptive Democratic nominee saying, “When he [Trump] tweeted that protesters, quote, ‘would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs,’” those were “the kind of words Bull Connor would have used, unleashing his dogs on innocent women and children.”

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“Give Mr. Biden credit for saying he’d try to unite the country… But there’s a contradiction here. The U.S. must ‘deal with systemic racism,’ according to Mr. Biden,” the editorial board wrote.

“He’s calling America, in 2020, fundamentally racist. That’s no unifying message, no soaring presidential talk about the land of opportunity,” the editorial added.

On Wednesday Thiessen said Biden had “a few throwaway words about violence just so he can’t be accused of supporting violence, but the whole speech was a condemnation of our country and our culture saying that we’re systematically racist.”

In the 20-minute speech, Biden called the protests sparked by Floyd’s death “a wake-up call for our nation” and vowed to reverse the nation’s “systemic racism with long-overdue concrete changes.”

Biden also slammed President Trump as being “more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care” and charged that the president “is part of the problem and accelerates it.”

Reacting to Biden’s speech, Trump told “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Wednesday that “The speech was written for him because he doesn’t speak like that. He’s surrounded by the Democrats … In many ways they’re bad politicians.”

On Wednesday, Thiessen told host Harris Faulkner if Biden is “concerned about George Floyd he ought to talk to his fellow Democrats in Minneapolis who are responsible for supervising that police officer.”

Thiessen then pointed out that the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison are all Democrats.

“The Democrats were supposed to supervise this guy [the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of Floyd], so maybe he [Biden] ought to look at his own party and the failures they’ve had in all of these big cities where … riots are happening,” Thiessen said, adding that the cities are being “decimated” by looters and vandals.

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Protests over the May 25 death of Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis cop was seen kneeling on his neck in a viral video, have developed into riots in many cities, culminating in days of carnage.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Madeleine Rivera contributed to this report.

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Michigan sheriff goes viral for walking with protesters: We have to start dialogue and make change

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A Michigan sheriff captured in a viral video marching with protestors over the weekend told “America’s Newsroom” on Monday that “when the protesters see the heart of the police, that’s when they’ll start listening, but the burden falls on us.”

“We have to start the dialogue and we got to make the change,” Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson added.

Swanson made the comments following protests across the country sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, was seen kneeling on his neck in a viral video.

Chauvin has been fired and charged with third-degree murder, and the federal Justice Department has been investigating the case. Crowds across the nation have seized on the racially charged incident to demand justice, but the protests have devolved into riots in many cities, culminating in a weekend of carnage.

In Flint Township, Mich., Swanson encouraged a group of protesters to come together with law enforcement to mend their relationship with the community.

“I want to make this a parade, not a protest,” Swanson can be heard saying on a video captured of the scene on Saturday.

“These cops love you. That cop over there hugs people,” he said pointing to a colleague.

Demonstrators began chanting “walk with us,” and Swanson obliged.

“Let’s walk,” he said joining the march.

The video has been viewed on Twitter more than 12 million times.

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On Monday Swanson described what was going on in his mind at the time.

“We saw a clash and that clash was met with officers in riot gear from our office and Flint Township Police Department, who was the lead,” Swanson said.

“And as they were coming to the police department and I was walking towards them, I’m thinking, ‘How did we get here? How did we erase in one eight-minute, 40-second video all of the good work that’s done for community relations?’ That day, it changed community policing.”

“So when the folks came up and there was so much tension and rightly so, it’s righteous anger, I saw a fist bump with Flint Township Officer Miller and I saw a small little hug like in the side of my eye … and then I said, ‘That’s it.’ I took off my helmet, they laid down the batons [and] I walked in the middle of the crowd,” he described.

Host Ed Henry asked Swanson, “How do you get the protesters to meet you halfway and still respect law enforcement and still respect police and not believe that you’re all bad?”

“First of all, cops have to do the right thing. They have to be held accountable,” Swanson said in response.

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He added, “The people have to know that the trust falls on us, the police ourselves, first.”

“Second, you have to make those community inroads all the time,” he continued. “We got to get from behind our podiums, our conference rooms, from our offices into the community every single day.”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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New York police chief: Why I knelt with George Floyd protesters

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An upstate New York police chief told “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday he was inspired to take a knee and marched with peaceful demonstrators over the weekend because he felt “what the protesters were feeling at the time.”

“I could feel the passion in their voices and when I was asked to take a knee I felt it was something very small that I could do to support them and why they were there and I decided to do it,” Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford said.

“When I did it, all the officers that were there, both that worked for me and that were there to support us during this protest, they all took the knee too and it was a pretty amazing moment.”

On Sunday, Clifford engaged in the now commonly seen practice to condemn brutality that was started four years ago by professional athletes including former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who last played for the San Francisco 49ers.

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Protests were sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, was seen kneeling on his neck in a viral video. Chauvin has been fired and charged with third-degree murder.

“The very vast majority of police officers, come to work every day, especially during this pandemic, they do very hard work, they’re putting their lives on the line literally and a few bad apples should not define the profession,” Clifford said on Wednesday.

“But we do need to recognize as a profession that the community is hurting when they see things like what they’ve seen and that we have to do our best to project to them that we are working harder to be better at what we’re doing.”

Clifford stressed the importance of police officers being immersed in the communities they serve and protect.

“We have to do what we can as a profession to show the community that we care,” Clifford said.

“One of the reasons we were able to do what we did in Schenectady was that there was many members of the community in the crowd of protesters that I knew and I trusted and they trusted me so they trusted me enough to allow me to speak and they spoke to the protesters and asked for them to give me that respect, they made sure there would be no violence after I spoke and then when they asked me to march with them, that level of trust was already there,” he went on to explain.

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“We decided to walk together because we had gotten to that point in a few short minutes by taking a knee that we all figured out real quick that we were in this together.”

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