Amazing. Every Dem applauds Biden’s call to fund police after spending two years trying to defund them

President Joe Biden drew ire from Democrats and Republicans alike during his first State of the Union address, and it was surprisingly on the same issue.

Pivoting off the topic of COVID-19, Biden attempted to transition into a plan for the future that would unite Americans. He brought up the deaths of New York Police Department officers Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, who were killed in the line of duty after being ambushed on a domestic disturbance call.

Biden left out the ambush stating, “They were responding to a 911 call when a man shot and killed them with a stolen gun.” He then discussed measures he believed achieve both “safety and equal justice” like holding “law enforcement accountable” and banning chokeholds.

Touting $350 billion from the American Rescue Plan meant to break “the cycle of violence and trauma,” Biden struck a nerve when he stated, “We should all agree: The answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities.”

Republicans reacted with annoyance to this because it states an obvious reality they have promoted all along. Clay Travis sarcastically welcomed Biden for his revelation.

“Joe Biden just said the answer isn’t to defund the police, it’s to fund the police,” Travis wrote. “But his party spent the past two years arguing to defund the police. Welcome to the party, pal.”

Others suggested that Biden’s words, both past and present, should speak for themselves.

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon pointed out the fallacy of these claims, suggesting Biden’s stance had not changed from his position of redirecting funds and that this was entirely posturing by the president; and the Republicans in attendance ate it up.

Radio host Dana Loesch called out the president, not only for his claims about ghost guns, but for his own involvement in gun trafficking to Mexican cartels during President Barack Obama’s administration.

Then there was the betrayal expressed by Democrats for the leader of their party flipping the script on the agenda they’ve been pushing for years.

The official Black Lives Matter Twitter account used Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-CA) expression in hearing Biden say fund the police to encapsulate their reaction.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), a Black Lives Matter activist and member of the progressive Democrat group dubbed the ‘Squad,’ continued to sow the division within the wings of Biden’s party that has been ongoing throughout his term.

Bush cited a “record for fatal police shootings” in 2021 as support to further the call of defunding the police. However, she did not provide any information as to the level of crime that may have led to a greater number of police interactions. She also did not participate in the showing of solidarity for Ukraine at the SOTU, choosing instead to pressure Biden toward greater clemency.

Biden’s attempt at finding the center away from the extreme branches of his party, especially when it comes to police and firearms legislation, has continued to come up short as the midterm elections draw closer.


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