Statement in Support of the Thin Blue Line Act

February 16, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Pam Bondi, former Attorney General of Florida, and Matt Whitaker, former Acting Attorney General of the United States, Co-Chairs of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for Law and Justice, issued the following joint statement in support of the Thin Blue Line Act:

“Last year, America lost 331 police officers in the line of duty, and has already lost another 34 in January 2023 alone. As our state and local law enforcement officers continue to experience unprecedented acts of violence against them, criminals perpetrating this violence must be held accountable.

The Thin Blue Line Act would enshrine into law the same standard of justice that is already afforded to federal law enforcement. This Act would guarantee this standard to our state and local officers when they are operating in coordination with federal partners or when they are on federal property. This deterrent measure and added layer of prosecutorial protection is a must, which is why we support the Senate’s re-introduction of the Thin Blue Line Act, and we hope it passes with bipartisan support.”