There have been cries of “defund the police” coming from the Left for many weeks now, but when it actually comes down to it, how many Democrat politicians will follow through? For example, the mayor of Seattle has vetoed a budget containing less police funding:
Council President Lorena Gonzalez says, "I am disappointed to learn of the Mayor's decision." pic.twitter.com/3AxgfT2A8i
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) August 21, 2020
Democrat nominee Joe Biden was asked about calls to “defund the police,” and he tried to turn it around on Trump:
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) August 21, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Asked about Pres. Trump's charge that he wants to "defund the police," Joe Biden tells @RobinRoberts, "No I don't"—and counters that the Trump administration has proposed cutting a federal program that helps hire more local law enforcement. https://t.co/HOks1fmoGv pic.twitter.com/5XlRrdkjOo
— ABC News (@ABC) August 22, 2020
Sure, Joe. That must be why the New York City police union (among others) have endorsed Trump. *Eye roll*
Is Joe a shameless liar or just confused? https://t.co/QtIDe2N1AZ
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) August 21, 2020
Maybe a little of both?
— Will. Power (@KIR_bigg50) August 21, 2020
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) August 22, 2020
This is one where reading the article is very important to comprehension.
— DumpsterFireGroupie (@ashschoen) August 21, 2020
I read it, him calling reducing spending in a hiring program “defunding the police” is a reach
— Tyler Harper (@TillaDaDrilla) August 21, 2020
And nobody “reaches” quite like Joe Biden.
However, Biden’s comments are not going over well on the Left.
I can't believe how blind and ignorant is Biden, cops are rioting against black people for months terrorizing protesters like gestapo and he wants to give them more money and power, building on his crime bill and fascism ,Biden is in my opinion insane https://t.co/BI1H1UUbwZ
— Walter (@Ivybono1) August 22, 2020
Not even trying to win. https://t.co/WDJIE6o5XO
— Calle ? (@calleread) August 22, 2020
It's like they're actively trying to lose the progressive vote.a https://t.co/0KgRMZPY4c
— Samuel Sanges? (@Samuel_Sanges) August 21, 2020
He is literally going to lose https://t.co/2j1huWQxhP
— Farah #DEFUNDTHEPOLICE (@dykeneyspears) August 22, 2020
Democrats in the year of our lord 2020 promising they won’t cut police funding im sick https://t.co/jP1taowI17
— Reina Sultan-#8ToAbolition (@SultanReina) August 22, 2020
These aren't my values. https://t.co/GXKPXLMbQw
— Seth ? (@mfpseth) August 21, 2020
Even Buttigieg would have been better than this mess. https://t.co/6r9v9glo8r
— Chrysalis Yves (@AdamantxYves) August 22, 2020
…. and here it is https://t.co/ZM17t2EWtv
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 21, 2020
Enjoy that corner you’ve painted yourself into, Joe!