Wunwell the Biden Administration’s declare that Republicans need to “defund the police” be the “lie of the year” for 2021? It’s too early to say, but it surely definitely must be in the operating. It’s a laughable, ridiculous declare, however White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Cedric Richmond, a senior advisor to Joe Biden, have been telling folks it’s true.
Richmond mentioned this throughout a Fox News interview:
“Let’s talk about who defunded the police. When we were in Congress last year trying to pass … an emergency relief plan for cities that were cash-strapped and laying off police and firefighters, it was the Republicans who objected to it. And in fact, they didn’t get funding until the American Rescue Plan, which, our plan allowed state and local governments to replenish their police departments and do the other things that are needed. So look, Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says ‘defund the police,’ but the truth is, they defunded the police.”
You can pay attention to Psaki’s tortured logic under. The brief model is Republicans in DC opposed a invoice full of spending on liberal priorities that additionally had a miniscule amount of cash in it that would have conceivably been used for the police. No Republicans opposed it for that purpose.
Even the liberals at the Washington Post discovered this lie to be too massive to swallow, which says one thing. According to the WAPO’s reality examine of this lie:
“Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds. That’s not a reduction. In this case, there’s not even a line item [in the bill] to attach to the White House’s claim that Republicans are trying to defund the police.”
The WAPO solely gave them three Pinocchios for his or her lie, which isn’t even their highest ranking, however it’s nonetheless the WAPO admitting it’s a giant lie. Doubly so, since Democrats throughout the nation have been overtly calling for defunding the police and plenty of Democrat-run cities have finished precisely that.
Of course, that’s precisely the downside. Democrats went all-in on defunding the police and it has been a catastrophe. Even worse, it has been the form of catastrophe that has impacted the high quality of individuals’s lives in a really apparent means. Politicians can get away with screwing up an terrible lot of issues, however when somebody is scared to go away their home or afraid to let their children play exterior as a direct results of a coverage you might be recognized with, you’re going to face a reckoning from the voters. The actual fact that Democrats try to shift the blame for this coverage tells you it has been a political catastrophe for them. Republicans operating for workplace in 2022 ought to preserve that in thoughts.
John Hawkins is the creator of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can discover him on Parler right here and on Twitter right here.
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