Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Crime



No more catch and early release of violent repeat offenders

Last year, the legislature passed, and I signed Death by Delivery, which charges fentanyl dealers with murder if the drugs they traffic cause a fatal overdose. And we came together again to pass the Protect Act. No more catch and early release of violent repeat offenders. In Arkansas, we will keep the most dangerous criminals off our streets. We're paving the way to build a new, 3,000-bed prison. And we've opened up 1,000 beds in our existing capacity to take pressure off local jails.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Arkansas legislature , Apr 10, 2024

Dems want to defund the police, increasing crime

After years of Democrat attacks on law enforcement and calls to `defund the police`, violent criminals roam free, while law-abiding families live in fear.  

As a mom, my heart breaks for every parent who has lost a son or daughter to addiction.

Source: GOP response to 2023 State of the Union speech , Feb 7, 2023

To remain free we must have law and order

I was the first White House Press Secretary to require Secret Service protection because of a credible violent threat against me. We've seen violence in our streets, at a congressional baseball practice, and at our Capitol, this is not who we are as Americans. To remain free we must have law and order and resolve our differences peacefully. I will stand with our brave law enforcement officers, promote law and order, and keep our community safe.
Source: Rev.com e-zine on 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial race , Nov 12, 2020

God unconditionally loves and forgives convicted criminals

Arkansas allows inmates to earn work opportunities: the most highly coveted jobs were at the governor's mansion. The dozen or so "trustees" assigned to the mansion maintained the gardens, worked events, & helped me perfect my free throw.

Most parents wouldn't like their teenage daughter playing basketball with convicted murderers. But the men selected for this program had already served decades of their life sentences and consistently showed good behavior. Besides, there were always plenty of state troopers around.

It would have been much easier for my parents to play it safe and stay away from the trustees, but I'm glad they didn't. They wanted us to understand that God unconditionally loves and forgives us and that nobody is unworthy of our compassion or beyond the redemptive power of God's grace.

Growing up around the trustees taught me a life changing lesson about grace. I have since made a point to focus on people's good qualities & not dwell too much on their flaws; we all have them.

Source: Speaking for Myself, by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, p. 25-6 , Sep 8, 2020

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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