’Joe Biden claims that Republicans are lying when they say that Democrats want to defund the police. Now, I grant you there are few people in the United States who are as familiar as Joe Biden in telling lies, but in this case, he misses the mark by a mile. Do Democrats support defunding the police? You need to look no further than The Squad who have been extremely vocal in their support for paring police budgets.
and what about cities that have defunded or are working on defunding the police all have one thing in common. They are run by Democrats. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Milwaukee, Portland, Austin, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and a dozen other cities have all also reduced police spending. And some of these cities are now demonstrating the impacts of their new budgets.
Biden now says:
“They’re lying. Look, we have to change police conduct, we have to have rules, where things are open, we have to have rules where you can be able to determine what the background, how many times a cop has violated the rules, be able to have access to what’s going on in police departments so the Justice Department can get involved in whether or not they have to change their pattern or practices. I’ve always said that.”
But here is a story from Fox News on July 8th, 2020:
Joe Biden said in an interview Wednesday that some funding should “absolutely” be redirected from police, amid calls from some in his party to “defund the police” in the wake of the protests across the country.
Biden’s campaign has said he does not support defunding the police. But in a Now This interview with activist Ady Barkan, the presumptive Democratic nominee said that police forces don’t need surplus military equipment, saying this is what leads them to “become the enemy” in a community.
“But do we agree that we can redirect some of the [police] funding?” Barkan asked Biden.
“Yes, absolutely,” said the former vice president.
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Democrats have been gung ho about defunding police right up until the moment the polling shows it is hurting their election chances. They will still support defunding police, but just like Lying Biden, they will deny they were ever for it. The Democrats have even tried to say Republicans have defunded the police and that took a full four seconds for the voters to see through their lies.
Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar have been very open about their desire to defund the police.