The largest police union in Florida endorsed President Trump by unanimous voice vote last week.
John Kazanjian, president of the Florida Police Benevolent Association (FPBA), appeared on Fox News on Friday and said that the FPBA decided to endorse Trump during an “emergency” phone conference over the stakes of the upcoming election for police. Kazanjian spoke to union chapter and charter presidents and members of each board of directors on the call.
“We’re 30,000 strong. We go from the panhandle to Daytona, to Tampa down to Miami and the Keys,” Kazanjian said.
“I spelled it out on what’s going on, not just in Florida but across this country that, ‘Hey, you know what, we’re getting beat up. We’re getting used like a punching bag, and we’re tired of it, and President Donald Trump has been there for us. He supported us,’” Kazanjian said, relaying last week’s call and adding that the motion to endorse Trump was passed “unanimously.”
Kazanjian said that the union’s endorsement extends well beyond the 30,000 members of the FPBA, and carries “a lot of weight.”
“Not only the 30,000 votes that we had from the members in Florida. Don’t forget about our friends and families, retirees … I believe the last cycle, we also put the president on top and guess what? We’re going to come out in force this time to put the president on top,” Kazanjian said.