WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Bryan Steil released a video on his commitment to supporting law enforcement and opposition to the “defunding the police” movement. Last week, Steil joined the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for a ride along and met with members from the Muskego, Racine, and Williams Bay police departments. To watch Steil’s video, please click here or visit @RepBryanSteil on Twitter or Facebook.

Steil’s remarks:

The men and women in law enforcement protect our communities.

They wake up every morning and go to work, not knowing what the day will bring.

I have seen firsthand the challenges our law enforcement face every day.

I joined a sheriff’s deputy from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for a ride along.

Within minutes of getting into the cruiser, a call came through the airwaves.

Shots were fired and a police officer’s car had been hit.

Law enforcement responds to life and death situations.

I commend their courage and am grateful for their service.

To my colleagues calling to defund the police, I encourage you to go on a ride along with your local law enforcement department.

Constructive acts and dialogue will serve our communities well.

We must listen, learn, and work towards a more perfect union.

I have had the honor of meeting many of our great law enforcement officers in Southeast Wisconsin.

They risk their lives to protect ours.

I do not support defunding the police.

We must stand with our men and women in law enforcement.

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