CLEVELAND, OHIO— |
Joice Heffron, a Republican delegate from Minnesota and mother of a police officer, wants to know why President Barack Obama won’t turn the White House "blue."
Just hours after three police officers lost their lives in Baton Rouge, Republican delegates arrived in Cleveland for the first night of their nominating convention focused on a law-and-order theme entitled "Make America Safe Again."
Heffron – like many Republican delegates – thinks Obama has inflamed tensions by expressing sympathy for the Black Lives Matter movement, the protest movement sparked by a series of police shootings of black men that were caught on video.
“With these police shootings, they asked that the White House be turned blue" by bathing the presidential residence with colored floodlights,” Heffron said. "They’ve done it for the rainbow people, for lesbian and gay marriage. They’ve done it for breast cancer. Why wouldn’t he do it in honor of the police officers?"
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