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GOP Candidate Hit With Backlash After Defending Buffalo Police Who Resigned From Unit In Solidarity With Suspended Colleagues

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Stefan Mychajliw, a Republican candidate for New York State Congress, has found himself in hot water online after offering his support to the Buffalo Police.

Two members of the Buffalo Police Department's emergency response team made national headlines recently when they pushed a 75-year-old man to the ground during a protest. The police unit members were also criticized for walking past the obviously injured man while offering no aid.

The elderly man was rushed to the emergency room bleeding from the head, and the two officers responsible were suspended without pay. In a move reportedly ordered by the police officer's union, the 55 other members of the emergency response unit resigned in solidarity.

Mychajliw, who is currently the comptroller of Erie County, now hopes to win votes for his congressional campaign by supporting the suspended officers on Twitter.



Despite Mychajliw's blatant attempts to win over conservative voters, one of his primary opponents, Chris Jacobs, already received President Trump's endorsement.



And the Erie Comptroller certainly isn't gaining any fans online, where Twitter is eviscerating him over his tone-deaf support.



Local elections really do matter.



With less police officers present, protestors were able to protest peacefully.



Stefan Mychajliw wants everyone to know whose side he's on. Voters will likely listen to him closely.