Democrats have stood with the far left for the last year and a half as they have demanded that the police be defunded.
This was entirely an effort of the left, and it was stupid. Now that crime is going up, Democrats know this is a liability for them.
At the White House, Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki even tried to claim that it was Republicans who wanted to defund the police.
That’s a lie.
The Federalist reported:
White House Rewrites History With Claim That Republicans, Not Democrats, Tried To Defund The Police
Unfortunately for White House staff, the rest of the country isn’t as amnesic as their bossman Joe Biden, which is why when press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday tried to pretend it was actually Republicans, not Democrats, who attempted to defund the police, it was easy to call hogwash.
The pants-on-fire moment came in response to a question from Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy, who asked about Biden’s new “comprehensive strategy to combat violent crime and gun violence” that includes a “whole-of-government approach” to hamper the flow of firearms, provide federal support for local law enforcement, and expand summer programming and job opportunities for young people.
This is what Psaki said:
Part of [Biden’s] announcement is also ensuring there’s specific guidance to communities across the countries to ensure that they have funding to get more community police around the country, something that was supported by the American Jobs Plan that was voted into law by Democrats just a couple of months ago. Some might say that the other party was for defunding the police — I’ll let others say that, but that’s a piece.
Watch the video below:
Here’s Jen Psaki suggesting REPUBLICANS were trying to defund police pic.twitter.com/m8pus7BS9O
— Kylee Zempel (@kyleezempel) June 23, 2021
It’s just amazing that she would say this.
Everyone knows it is the Democrats who have been pushing this for over a year.