For a while, Democrats were gung ho on defunding the police, which made them very popular to the BLM crowd.
But BLM makes up a very small percentage of voters and as time went on, it became apparent that the vast majority of voters like having the police around to protect them.
Many attribute that to the Republicans picking up 12 seats in the House.
Then, upon seeing how unpopular that was tried to claim that Republicans voted to defund the police. That’s because they defeated a huge spending bill that did include some money for the police….maybe.
The wording was such that none of the money was guaranteed to go to the police.
It could be spent on civilians filling in for police and other such nonsense.
Let me phrase it in a way that even a Democrat can understand. Would you vote for a bill that would give you an additional five thousand a year? Would you vote for the same bill if it included raising your taxes by ten thousand a year? You might if you are a Democrat. And what if the five thousand was not in cash but merchandise such as a pet rock or a paperweight made out of a pet rock?
“Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. 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.”
Breitbart News compiled the many instances of the anti-police rhetoric from the Democrats as follows:
- President Joe Biden said he supported reallocating police resources during his campaign.
- Vice President Kamala Harris said “I applaud Eric Garcetti” for defunding the Los Angeles police, and said “we have to reimagine public safety” while discussing lowering the police presence in communities.
- Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said officials must heed calls to “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.”
- As Boston’s mayor, Biden’s secretary of labor, Marty Walsh, proposed a budget to divert funding from law enforcement.
- Biden’s Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke wrote an op-ed for Newsweek in 2020 supporting efforts to “defund the police.”
- Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) called the Minneapolis City Council “very thoughtful” for voting to dismantle the police.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and fellow House Democrats refused to criticize the Minneapolis City Council for defunding the police.
- Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told protestors to “get more confrontational” with police.
- Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department.
- Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) called for defunding police as a congresswoman-elect.
- A Democratic National Convention panelist advocated for defunding the police.
- A Minneapolis City Council member defended defunding the police, but said she didn’t “have all the answers” on who would respond to violent crime.
- House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) compared federal law enforcement to the Nazi Gestapo. He later ignored looting and arson in D.C., claiming the only violence he saw in the city was from police.
- Democrat Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said he doesn’t want police officers to respond to rape.
- Former Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) said he supported Maxine Waters’ call to confront the police.