White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently tried to claim that it was Republicans who wanted to defund the police.
The claim was laughable on its face. Everyone saw Democrats calling for the defunding of police for over a year.
Now the liberal Washington Post has weighed in on this and even they couldn’t spin it for Psaki.
Here’s How Many Pinocchios WaPo Gave Jen Psaki’s Claim Republicans Are Defunding Police
On June 23, from the White House podium, Jen Psaki claimed — to much surprise and befuddlement — that Republicans were the party working to defund the police, not Democrats. The claim was so “utterly ludicrous — as Guy pointed out here — that even The Washington Post couldn’t resist fact-checking the White House’s assertion.
In a Wednesday morning fact check, The Washington Post calls the White House’s claim “slipshod” and points out that “although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds. That’s not a reduction,” the WaPo piece explains…
“There’s not even a line item to attach to the White House’s claim that Republicans are trying to defund the police,” WaPo also explains.
Dear Democrats, when you’ve lost the Washington Post…
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) July 7, 2021
The @WhiteHouse ridiculously claims that Republicans are the ones Defunding the Police.
— Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) July 7, 2021
Wow! Even the WaPo calls out Psaki’s ridiculous claim that Republicans want to defund the police; gives her three Pinocchios. https://t.co/sTlylaMVVE
— Roy Parret (@RoyParret) July 7, 2021
You have to marvel at the Democrats’ attempt to blame Republicans for the dumpster fire they caused.