(HARRISBURG) – State Senator Scott Martin (R-13) called on Gov. Wolf to apologize after using an email to all state employees about Juneteenth – the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States – to talk about African-American deaths “at the hands of police” and attacks against Asian Americans.
Senator Martin issued the following statement:
“To use the commemoration of Juneteenth as an opportunity to malign the men and women of law enforcement is partisan politics at its worst. It is an insult to the very people who protect and serve every resident of the Commonwealth – including the very people who provide him with protection daily. The fact that the message was sent during National Police Week further demonstrates a lack of understanding of the sacrifices that law enforcement makes on behalf of our Commonwealth.
“Governor Wolf owes an immediate apology to law enforcement and their families for the contempt he has shown them and to the Commonwealth for using Juneteenth as a way to score political points.”
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