James Craig, the first cop in Detroit, is slated to reveal his candidacy for governor on Monday and oppose Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—the Democrat who was harshly criticized over her bad handling of the coronavirus and her recent Florida trip, Fox News informed.
Craig made his appearance on Fox News show hosted by Judge Jeanine Pirro. Pirro congratulated him for the great job he had done in what has been a turbulent year after a the murder of George Floyed, that later instigated unrest across the whole country.
According to close sources, Craig has already met with some of the most famous Republicans in the state.
The head of the state’s Republican Party Ron Weiser praised Craig and stated that he indeed would make a great candidate.
The former head of the Detroit Police Department Ralph Godbee, said that Craig’s leadership in the public safety sector would make a great base for his transition to politics.
Craig has always stood in support of Second Amendment rights and good policing, and in the middle of the nationwide unrest he kept the peace in Detroit area.
In an interview on Fox, Craig criticized famous figures such as Rep. Maxine Waters and basketball player LeBron James for their public statements which mainly undermine the work of the police. In addition, he clearly stated that he is not a blind apologist of the police, and that he holds each police officer to a standard.
According to a report by Politico, Craig who is also black, commended the court’s decision in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, saying that this case negatively impacted the police profession.