Hern votes against anti-law-and-order legislation


Date: Sept. 22, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against several bills that fail to address the rampant crime plaguing American communities. Rep. Hern voted "no' on HR 6448, HR 8592, HR 4118, and HR 5768.

"Today's vote was purely political, meant to trick Americans into thinking Democrats care about law and order before a major election," said Rep. Hern. "Meanwhile, they spent the last two years villainizing law enforcement and promoting "defund the police'. Their video just doesn't match the audio. Our police officers need the support of their elected leaders to pass and enforce laws meant to keep communities safe. Until that happens, more funding is meaningless."

Rep. Hern continued, "More money is almost never the solution. The rise in violent crime in cities across the nation are not a result of money problems; it's a failure to enforce the law. Violent criminals are repeatedly released back on the street thanks to weak-on-crime, woke district attorneys and a toothless justice system. When criminals don't fear the consequences of breaking the law, they will continue to break it. All the money in the world won't stop crime from happening in a city where the law is not enforced."