Joe Biden Enlists January 6 Police Officers to Campaign in Swing States

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign has been hell-bent on portraying former President Donald Trump as a threat to democracy as polls show Biden’s support in battleground states continues to slip.

The Biden campaign is pursuing its latest strategy with the help of three police officers who worked at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, CNN reported. Reports.

Sergeant Aquilino-Gonnell, Officers Harry Dunn and Danny Hodges plan to denounce Trump as a threat to democracy in key battleground states, starting with Nevada and Arizona.

Dunn just lost his primary for Congress in Maryland, his campaign derailed by allegations of domestic violence. ResurfacedAnd he Paused In 2012, he was suspended without pay for improper handling of a firearm issued to him by the United States Capitol Police (USCP).

Dunn will retire from USCP in 2023.

Biden’s inclusion of police officers is his latest move to advance his political argument that Trump is somehow a threat to democracy.

Early Tuesday, the Biden campaign made the bold gamble of holding a news conference outside the Manhattan courthouse where Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s business records trial against Trump was nearing its conclusion.

The press conference was attended by actor Robert De Niro, who vehemently argued that if Trump is elected, he will “never” leave his job and that Trump will be a “dictator for life.” Also in attendance were Dunn and Michael Fanone, another officer who was at the Capitol on January 6th and has used his experiences to become a highly paid CNN contributor. Dunn himself is releasing a best-selling autobiography, “The 1000,” in 2023. Stand your ground.

Former U.S. Capitol Police officers Michael Fanone and Harry Dunn are questioned during former President Donald Trump’s business records trial near Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on May 28, 2024. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Biden’s gamble comes as Democratic leaders grow increasingly frightened by Trump’s strength. POLITICO “Anxiety has turned to palpable fear,” Breitbart News reported.

Polls in nearly every battleground state suggest Trump could easily beat Biden in November. Seven states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina — are likely to decide the presidential election. If Trump wins one or more of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Biden’s chances of winning the 270 electoral votes will narrow.

Prior to Tuesday’s press conference, Biden had reportedly remained silent about the trial so as not to lend legitimacy to Trump’s accusations of political persecution. POLITICO On Friday, it was reported that Biden will issue a statement once the verdict is announced, but that it will not appear “political” as it will be from a White House “venue” rather than a campaign event.

The campaign’s pivot from this strategy may be due to polling showing Americans already believe that Trump is being politically persecuted through what he and his allies call “loafers.”

Biden may feel he has nothing to lose by changing course, and a continued slide in the polls could exacerbate his reluctance to join in the prosecution of Trump.

Bradley Jay is Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News. Follow him on X/Twitter. translator.