The midterms are approaching and the Democrats are cearly worried about crime.
How can you tell? Well, Nancy Pelosi went on ABC News this weekend and insisted that ‘Defund the Police’ is not the position of the Democratic party.
It isn’t? Has Pelosi noticed that the only people who have been saying it for two years are Democrats?
AOC said it. Ayanna Pressley said it. Cori Bush is still saying it.
From ABC News:
Stephanopoulos also pressed Pelosi on the rate of rising crime in America and noted the differing opinions among some members of Congress as to how to address the issue. Some have called for an increase in the police force, while other members, such as Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, have supported the “defund the police” movement.
“Well, with all the respect in the world for Cori Bush, that is not the position of the Democratic Party,” Pelosi said of the “defund the police” movement, which calls for a reallocation of money from police forces to local community organizations and non-policing forms of public safety.
“Community safety, to protect and defend in every way, is our oath of office,” Pelosi said, adding that she supports Rep. Karen Bass’s campaign plan to increase the force in Los Angeles, where she is running for mayor.
Stephanopoulos also pointed to Biden’s low approval rating as Democrats gear up for the upcoming midterm election this November. He asked Pelosi if she is concerned about losing the majority given the high number of Democrats who have already announced they are not running for reelection.
Here’s the video:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “defund the police” is “not the position of the Democratic Party" as lawmakers remains split over how to address crime.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2022
This is nothing more than damage control.
Democrats have been the ones saying defund the police all along. They own our crime problem and Pelosi knows it.