At a press conference last week, Mitt Romney opened up and honestly shared his hostility for our firefighters, police officers, and teachers, whom most of us hold as our community heroes. Showing how truly out of touch he is with Ohio, Romney attacked President Obama’s support for these working families, making this insulting claim:
“He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
Do these attacks against teachers, firefighters, and police officers sound familiar? We’ve said it before, but this is another example of how Mitt Romney and John Kasich are two peas in a pod. In case you forgot, take a look at how disrespectful Governor Kasich was about police officers last year, calling one an “idiot”, again and again.
It was only one year ago that we were collecting signatures to veto Senate Bill 5, and gearing up for our referendum on Governor Kasich and his Republican allies’ attacks on working families. Sadly, Mitt Romney has not learned his lesson after Senate Bill 5’s resounding defeat at the polls. When asked by a reporter if he supported Senate Bill 5 (Issue 2), Romney said he “fully supported” it, and he was “110% behind Governor Kasich and in support of that”.
Watch Mitt Romney’s outrageous claim that we don’t need “more teachers, more firemen, more policemen” here.