(RightWing.org) – As protests heated up around the country, a new movement emerged that’s left many people scratching their heads. Some Democrats and those marching in the streets have asked cities to “defund the police.” Republicans are reacting to the demands, and they’re as puzzled as the rest of us.
On June 8, an email from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was sent out with the subject line, “Democrats are insane.” NRCC National Press Secretary Michael McAdams said nobody is safe from the Left’s “abolish culture.” President Donald Trump is aghast as well.
LAW & ORDER, NOT DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE. The Radical Left Democrats have gone Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president is “appalled by it.”
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) June 8, 2020
At least one Democrat is speaking out against the movement. Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to recognize it’s not a smart move. Does it matter, though? Unless he can talk some sense into his party, they’ll keep going after the police, and to what end?
Dems say they want reform, but reducing the funding for already cash-strapped police departments isn’t going to make it easy to train officers. It doesn’t seem very well thought out.
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