In a television ad last month, Ohio U.S. Rep. and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Ryan claimed that his opponent, Republican venture capitalist J.D. Vance “wants to defund law enforcement” by eliminating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Yet it was Vance who received an endorsement from the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police this week.
Ryan, a 10-term Congressman from northeast Ohio, portrayed himself as a supporter of law enforcement—and Vance as a candidate who does not—in an ad featuring Stark County Sheriff George Maier.
Dressed in uniform and standing in front of a squad car, Maier looked in the camera and said that it makes him angry when Vance “calls law enforcement corrupt” and “that makes my job harder. So does J.D.’s plan to eliminate an agency that combats violent drug offenders.”…


Leave a Reply