Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has jumped into the national political fray by endorsing President Donald Trump’s reelection.
“Wisconsin, and all of America, needs a leader who will uphold the law, or we won’t have a country left,” Beth wrote Saturday in an opinion piece that appeared on the USA TODAY website.
Beth’s endorsement comes a month after civil unrest erupted in the city of Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer.
During Trump’s Sept. 1 visit to Kenosha, Beth was among those who participated in a roundtable discussion with the president.
“The president arrived with a plan to provide the critical resources needed to keep our community safe,” Beth wrote.
Early on in the crisis, Beth said Gov. Tony Evers did not reject any proposal from Kenosha law enforcement and worked with them to mobilize more National Guard troops. Republicans have said Evers did not do enough in the early days of the unrest.