Only One Party Spent Nearly Two Years Calling For Defunding The Police

HINT: It Wasn’t The Republicans

Far Left Democrats In Congress Are STILL Calling For Defunding The Police

“Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) says she’s not going to stop using the slogan ‘defund the police’ ahead of this fall’s midterms — even though some of her colleagues have made that request.” (“Rep. Cori Bush Isn’t Backing Down On ‘Defund The Police’ Slogan,” Axios, 2/08/2022)

  • REP. BUSH: “My colleagues keep telling us to wait. They keep telling us defunding the police and investing in communities won’t work. Well their policies keep ending up with police murdering Black people. Enough patronizing. Listen to the movements that are telling you how to save lives.” (Rep. Bush, @CoriBush, Twitter, 2/05/2022)

FLASHBACK: ‘Defunding The Police Has To Happen,’ ‘No More Policing,’ ‘We Can’t Reform This’

REP. CORI BUSH (D-MO): “I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life and I have too much work to do. There are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that. So if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend 10, 10, 10 more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do the work. So suck it up and defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets because we’re trying to save lives.” (“Cori Bush Explains Her Position On ‘Defund The Police’ While Paying For Private Security. Her Full Response,” CBS News 08/06/2021)

REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): “Defunding police means defunding police.” (“Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Proposed $1B Cut: ‘Defunding Police Means Defunding Police’,” The Hill, 6/30/2020)

REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): “I will never stop saying, ‘Not only do we need to disinvest from police but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.’” (“‘Defund The Police’ Movement Hits Semantics Roadblock,” The Hill, 6/14/2020)

REP. RASHIDA TLAIB (D-MI): “… Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. ... I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.” (Rep. Tlaib, @RashidaTlaib, Twitter, 4/12/2021)

REP. AYANNA PRESSLEY (D-MA): “From slave patrols to traffic stops. We can’t reform this.” (Rep. Pressley, @AyannaPressley, Twitter, 4/12/2021)

REP. JAMAAL BOWMAN (D-NY): “Defunding the police is about rebuilding our country in the image of our people …” (Rep. Bowman, @JamaalBowmanNY, Twitter, 2/22/2021)

NOW-REP. MONDAIRE JONES (D-NY): “We must dismantle white supremacy in all aspects of our society, and that means moving funding away from police departments and toward programs that improve public safety by helping to address the roots of systemic inequality.” (Mondaire Jones, “Mondaire Jones, New York Congressional Candidate, Wants to Fight Systemic Racism,” Teen Vogue, 6/18/2020)


And One Prominent Democrat Who Has Called For Defunding The Police Will Actually Be Delivering A Response To President Biden’s State Of The Union Address

“A member of the liberal ‘Squad’ is delivering a formal response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday. In the speech, given on behalf of the left-wing group Working Families Party, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is expected to hammer moderate Democrats who have stymied Biden’s social spending and climate change package. … The speech will put on display the deep rifts within the Democratic Party that have marked Biden’s presidency.” (“Squad Member To Deliver Response To Biden SOTU,” Politico, 2/23/2022)

Will Rep. Tlaib Use Her Speech To Repudiate Biden’s Sudden Emphasis On Law Enforcement?

WHITE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE: “The President is committed to serving as a strong partner for state and local law enforcement on the frontlines of the fight against crime.” (White House Press Release, 3/01/2022)



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