Press release from the Beth Lindstrom campaign. We publish most candidates' press releases as they are submitted.
Needham, MA – Today, U.S. Senate candidate Beth Lindstrom made the following remarks following her endorsement by the New England Benevolent Police Association:
"Thank you for this endorsement from the New England Police Benevolent Association this morning. It means a great deal to me.
I have great respect and appreciation for the job that law enforcement does, both here in Massachusetts and around the country. Recent events have reminded us of the sacrifices that you make to keep the rest of us safe. Sgt. Sean Gannon from the Yarmouth Police Department and Weymouth Police Office Michael Chesna were tragically killed in the line of duty, but they live on in our hearts and in the cherished memories of their loved ones.
Both young men, leaving behind family and friends — and their communities changed forever.
I want to commend all the brave men and women who wake up each morning and put on the uniform. We must never forget that these amazing men and women put their lives on the line for us.
When I am elected to the United States Senate, you can count on my support.
I also want to take issue with my opponent, Senator Warren, who described the entire criminal justice system as “racist” from “front to back.” She could not be more wrong. Our criminal justice system — the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the jurors, the probation officers — are decent, honest and hardworking people.
We used to have a fine bipartisan tradition in this state of recognizing the service of our law enforcement community, of holding you up and supporting the work that you do. U.S. senators from both parties have been part of this honorable tradition.
With Senator Warren, that is no longer the case. She is out of touch with the people she’s supposed to represent. It’s time for us to tell our politicians to stop disrespecting our points of view and start reflecting our values.
These values include respecting the work of people in our criminal justice system. I am committed to fighting for your interests. I won’t let you down. I humbly accept your endorsement, and I look forward to the privilege of serving the people of Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.”