When you’re running for the nomination of a party who prides itself in the full unapologetic support of police, it’s important to never slander those men and women – EVER!
Ohio Governor John Kasich who’s currently in third place for the Republican nomination was just recently outed for speaking unfavorably about a police officer who pulled him over back in 2011 concerning an incident that originated in 2008.
He claimed that he had been treated badly by the officer, and called him an “idiot” and a “liar” in a speech afterward. But Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. found the actual footage of the incident, which begged to differ.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 17, 2016
Kasich said of the incident,
“I had this idiot pull me over on 315. Listen to this story. He says to me, he says, uh, he says, ‘You passed this emergency vehicle on the side of the road and you didn’t yield.’”
It’s obvious by watching the footage that the officer was nothing but professional during the entire exchange. This could be potentially crippling to Kasich’s campaign as he’s struggling to stay relevant.
The moral of the story is, don’t bad mouth cops; especially when you’re straight up lying about the whole incident, then decide you want to run for President eight years later!