Beto O’Rourke Says He Doesn’t Support Defunding Police But Video Proves Him Wrong

Beto O’Rourke and Texas Governor Greg Abbott had a debate this weekend and a very important point came up.

Beto was asked if he supports defunding police and said that he doesn’t.

But video from a couple of years ago tells a very different story. Beto clearly supported defunding police.

The Texas Tribune has details:

Abbott also attacked O’Rourke for past statements in support of a movement to decrease funding for police departments. O’Rourke said at the debate that he wants police departments fully funded and voted to increase police salaries 12% in the six years he sat on the El Paso City Council. But he also said he wanted accountability when “officers abuse the public trust.” He turned the attack on Abbott for not listening to police chiefs who asked him not to pass Texas’ permitless carry law and said that has led to upticks in violent crime in some areas of the state.

Abbott said the increase in homicides in places like Harris County stems from bail policies imposed by local officials, an issue the Legislature has tried to address over the last few sessions. But Abbott said his record supporting police was clear because he pushed for a law that would punish cities if they pulled money away from their police departments.

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“In Texas, we support our law enforcement officers, period,” Abbott said.

This video is all you need to see:

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