Eight police officers from Wisconsin may be out of a job after they voluntarily posed for a photo op with Ivanka Trump over the weekend.
On Saturday, the first daughter shared a picture of herself standing in the center of a group of uniformed police officers along with the caption, “Thank you Wisconsin!”
In Wisconsin, police officers are prohibited from participating in this sort of activity while on duty. The law specifically states:
No person holding any position in the classified civil service may during the hours when on duty engage in any form of political activity calculated to favor or improve the chances of any political party or any person seeking or attempting to hold partisan political office, nor engage in any political activity when not on duty to such an extent that the person’s efficiency during working hours will be impaired or that he or she will be tardy or absent from work. Any violation of this section is adequate grounds for dismissal.
Ivanka’s tweet quickly went viral, receiving over 10K retweets and nearly 30K comments on Twitter…
All of these officers will be fired thanks to you pic.twitter.com/ViLVcmWYp4
— Jillian (@Jillian0921) October 31, 2020
Every one of these police should be fired if they knowingly intended to endorse the Trump campaign by participating in this photo.
— Justin Hendrix #ProtectTheResults (@justinhendrix) October 31, 2020
Leaning hard into the fascism
— Sarah Rose (@thesarahrose) October 31, 2020
As a resident of Wisconsin, allow me to say that you are not welcome.
— Mark Latiker (@perfectsphere21) October 31, 2020
The overt politicization of the police is a goddam problem.
— CountryOverConman (@TrumpNewsPolls) October 31, 2020
Violating the law. The prohibitions in the Hatch Act specifically apply to officers or employees of any “state or local agency.” 5 U.S.C.S. § 1501(2). pic.twitter.com/99KQp6LAZi
— Tafkak (@tafkak) October 31, 2020
This the new border wall? A Vapid dingus and a bunch of photo-cops?
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) October 31, 2020
Wow, what a beautiful photo of the rise of fascism in America! Stunning! So many horrible things to come! ❤️
— carrie oakey 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@carrioakee) October 31, 2020
I don’t understand how police departments paid for by our taxes can demonstrate partisanship by posing with the president’s daughter ahead of an election. Some days I wonder if the US is a democracy in name alone.
— Dr.Aditi (@aditinfinite) October 31, 2020
This is illegal. Every one of those cops need to be fired.
— EileenTexasBlue 🇺🇲 🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@EileenForBlue) October 31, 2020
Are you being taken to prison??
— Rosanne 🐩🐩🐩 (@RosanneR429) October 31, 2020
— Scairy Seldon 🌎 (@eschatomaton) October 31, 2020
The latest poll from Emerson College finds Biden leading Trump in Wisconsin by seven points, which is well outside the poll’s margin of error. An ABC News/The Washington Post poll released last week found Biden leading Trump in Wisconsin by an incredible 17 points.