Cheshire Police Officers Endorse
David X. Sullivan for Congress
David X. Sullivan, a former 30-year career Federal prosecutor, has won the unanimous endorsement of the Cheshire Police Union in his run for Congress in the 5th District of Connecticut. The Cheshire Police Union consists of 46 sworn police officers.
“David has demonstrated his unwavering dedication and support for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens of Connecticut,” said Cheshire Police Dept. Detective Eric Tracy, who also serves as president of the union.
“David, like the men and women of the Cheshire Police Union, has acknowledged that all citizens must receive fair treatment,” he continued. “Efforts to defund the police, which will inevitably lead to increased crime and less protection and security, are not the answer.”
“Proper police reforms are needed for continued improvement of the U.S. law enforcement model. H.R. 7120, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Jahana Hayes, does little to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens we serve. Instead, it further divides us and, in part, limits qualified immunity, and restricts potential lifesaving equipment from being distributed to police, placing our police and our citizens at greater risk of harm.”
“David supports the Justice Act, a fully comprehensive bill that actually makes a difference in police practices and training and further strengthens the bond between law enforcement and our communities.”
“We cannot remain silent any longer, as the citizens of our community, our law enforcement family, and the State of Connecticut are put at greater risk by politicians who do not have their constituents’ best interest at heart. David X. Sullivan has a record of supporting and enforcing the Constitution of the United States and we believe he will fight for us all, keeping communities of the 5th Congressional District and the State of Connecticut his number one priority.”
“This strong vote of confidence from my law enforcement colleagues in Cheshire is especially encouraging because it recognizes my efforts on behalf of law enforcement and the citizens we jointly serve,” said Mr. Sullivan.
“I am deeply honored. When elected, I will continue to advocate for law enforcement, both in Washington and in Hartford, and I will work closely with law enforcement as they serve our law-abiding citizens, who depend on our police officers for safety in their homes and communities.”
A prime example of Hayes’ dismissive attitude toward families in the 5th District is the current months-long stalemate over another stimulus package. Hayes has done nothing to advance the effort while countless families in CT5 and Connecticut suffer financial harm from the economic recession caused by the lingering pandemic.
In fact, here is what David X. Sullivan said about Hayes’ ambivalence toward families in CT5 five months ago. Hayes has sat on her hands ever since. And done nothing. Hayes’ partisan loyalty to Pelosi blinds her to needs of families in CT5 and Connecticut who continue to suffer and look for help.
“Like a dutiful rubber stamp, Jahana Hayes is supporting Nancy Pelosi’s wildly partisan and wasteful $3 trillion COVID-19 spending bill,” said David X. Sullivan, a former Federal prosecutor and the Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District.
“This bill is nothing more than a waste of precious time. It excluded Republican input and does not focus on the twin essentials of health care and alleviating the economic impact of the pandemic for everyday working Americans. Instead, it funds a raft of partisan activities and is clearly ‘dead on arrival’ in the Senate, as it should be,” he continued.
“Our nation has lost an estimated 36 million jobs, our unemployment rate is nearly 15 percent, and women and minorities are among those taking the hardest economic hit in this pandemic,” added Sullivan. “But instead of focusing on their needs, and the needs of working families in the 5th District, Jahana Hayes is in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi in fabricating a bill that will do nothing but prolong the painful status quo.”
Congress has already passed four COVID-19 spending bills totally nearly $3 trillion. Any additional spending, Sullivan said, should be focused on two initiatives only:
Health Care — Supplies, equipment, medication, and facilities to fight the virus and provide care for the victims; training and PPE for First Responders; and urgent research for cures and vaccines for the COVID-19 virus.
Back to Work — Compensation or aid for workers and businesses directly impacted by the loss of wages and revenues due to business closures, and the emergency ‘social distancing’ protocols intended to protect Americans.
“There is plenty of time to verify state and local costs related to the pandemic,” Sullivan said, “and other possible legitimate needs, as well. But there should be no money for partisan special interests.
Fourteen Democrats broke ranks to vote against the massive spending bill, calling the bill “gamesmanship,” “Washington politics at its worst,” and “a disservice to the American people.”
“I am deeply troubled by numerous provisions in this bill that could see large amounts of taxpayer dollars allocated to helping those who are not hurting at all,” said Cindy Axne (D-IA) said.
“Congress has an obligation to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Joe Cunningham (D-SC).
A Pennsylvania Democrat said lawmakers needed to work harder to find “common ground” when crafting legislation to help Americans during the pandemic. “This bill is not focused, it was rushed to a vote too fast, and it doesn’t help us accomplish that core mission,” said Conor Lamb, (D-PA).
“I came to Washington to get things done, and this legislation only serves to push real relief further down the road,” said Abby FInkenauer (D-IA).
“Hayes’ abdication of her vote to Nancy Pelosi leave the people of the 5th District voiceless,” said David X. Sullivan. “Thousands of conscientious workers across our District take substantial risk every day in this pandemic to assure our safety and welfare. But not Jahana Hayes. She serves as a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi.