U.S. Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta, OH) has introduced the “Congress Observing Police Service (COPS)” Resolution,which would require each sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives to participate in a ride-along with law enforcement in their respective district once per session of Congress:

“Having the opportunity to witness first-hand the challenges that law enforcement encounters every day is a vital step towards bridging the divide between supporters of those in the blue uniform and the “Defund the Police” movement,” said Rep. Bill Johnson. “The COPS resolution (H. Res. 1115) will allow Members of Congress to see firsthand the important work our men and women in uniform do to keep our communities and neighborhoods safe.”

Johnson says, progressives and the media have disparaged law enforcement officers at every opportunity. From the “Defund the Police” movement to agenda-driven, liberal District Attorneys in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York who choose to not prosecute lawbreakers, there is a clear, strategic effort on the part of many liberal and progressive Democratic politicians to demean police officers nationwide at the expense of law and order, WTRF reports.