White House reverses roles on ‘defund the police’ slogan, suggesting it was Republicans’ idea all along – RT USA News – .

White House reverses roles on ‘defund the police’ slogan, suggesting it was Republicans’ idea all along – RT USA News – .

    L'attachée de presse de la Maison Blanche, Jen Psaki, a suscité la colère des conservateurs pour avoir une fois de plus affirmé que les républicains étaient plus en faveur du "financement" de la police que le président Joe Biden et les démocrates.

</p><div><p>Après plusieurs échanges avec Peter Doocy de Fox News cette semaine, Psaki s'est retrouvée accusée d'avoir détourné la position du président sur la réforme et le financement de la police.  Psaki a fait valoir que l'échec des républicains à soutenir une législation telle que le plan de sauvetage américain, qui comprenait le financement de la police, les a rendus coupables de vouloir retirer le financement de la police. 

In their most recent exchange, Doocy questioned the White House’s position on “Finance the police” citing the testimony of Deputy Attorney General Vanita Gupta in the Senate from July 2020. At the time, she said it was “It is essential that state and local leaders heed the calls from activists in Black Lives Matter and the Black Lives Movement to cut police budgets. “

Psaki pushed back, saying Gupta made it clear that she was not in favor of police funding, then addressed the couple’s back and forth over funding for the police.

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Biden, a affirmé Psaki, “Ran and won the most votes of any candidate in history on a platform to boost law enforcement funding after Republicans spent decades trying to suppress the COPS program” .

The COPS program is an initiative to hire new police officers.

She then cited once again Republican opposition to the US bailout to hit the conservatives.

“I don’t have time to read all their names today” dit Psaki.

The $ 1.9 trillion US bailout, among others, included $ 350 billion that state and local governments could use to fund police, but Republicans dismissed the spending program as too expensive. at the time.

Although Biden never directly endorsed police funding – he said he did not support it – support for cutting police budgets has become fairly common among Democrats. Some lawmakers, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), have openly demonstrated their support for “funding” the police.

Psaki’s attempts to argue that “Spend the police” – a slogan made popular at Black Lives Matter protests and by liberal activists – is a Republican effort that has been lambasted by conservatives, who have gone so far as to accuse the press secretary of lying.

“He just called it ‘reform’ instead, Jenn. Americans are not as stupid as Administrator Biden thinks, ” a Twitter user wrote in a tweet on Saturday, adding numerous tweets from Biden in the 2020 presidential election calling for police “Reform. “

“Trying to think of another time when a major constituency in a party demanded something so politically toxic that party leaders said it was the other side’s idea from the start,” Joe Gabriel Simonson from Beacon Free tweeted.

Psaki faced backlash earlier this week when she accused Republicans of failing to support the police by failing to support the US bailout and its intended funding for law enforcement. When pressured to name Republicans who refused to support the plan because they wanted “Spend the police” Psaki declined to name lawmakers.

“I think actions speak more than words” she said.

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