Amanda Farnan
Press Secretary

Partnership for Public Service statement on threats against public servants

August 3, 2023

WASHINGTON – Max Stier, president and CEO of the nonpartisan nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, today issued the following statement in response to comments made by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis:

“Political campaigns are an opportunity to debate differing visions for our country, including the size and scope of the federal government. But the suggestion of violence against public servants, even as rhetoric, has no place in our nation or our politics. Such statements are contrary to our democratic values. We call on all political and civic leaders to refrain from threatening our hardworking federal public servants.”

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