Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took issue with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris visiting Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, asking if she will offer a similar visit to two police deputies who were recently shot in her home state of California.
“Will @kamalaharris visit deputies who were shot (31-year-old mom & 24 year-old) in her state?” the former Republican governor asked on Twitter. “She visited someone in WI who was charged with felony 3rd-degree sexual assault and said she was proud of him. She and @JoeBiden need to side with law enforcement and denounce radicals.”
Harris has not said if she will visit the two deputies, but she did release a statement calling for justice for the injured officers.
“Doug and I are keeping the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in our hearts as they currently fight for their lives after a horrific attack last night,” Harris said on Twitter. “The perpetrator must be brought to justice.”
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden struck a similar chord, calling for those who commit violence to be “caught and punished.”
“This cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice,” Biden tweeted. “Violence of any kind is wrong; those who commit it should be caught and punished.”
“Jill and I are keeping the deputies and their loved ones in our hearts and praying for a full recovery,” Biden said.
Last week, Blake’s attorney issued a statement acknowledging Harris’s visit, noting that the senator told Blake she was “proud of him and how he is working through his pain.”
The two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were shot by a lone gunman while sitting in their patrol car Saturday night, resulting in life-threatening injuries that required emergency surgery.
“He walked along the passenger side of the car,” Police Capt. Kent Wegener said. “He acted as if he was going to walk past the car. And then, he made a left turn directly toward the car, raised a pistol, and fired several rounds inside of the vehicle, striking both of the sheriff’s deputies.”
There have so far been no suspects named in the shooting.
*story by The Washington Examiner