Joe Biden Shamelessly Rewrites History on Who Supports Defunding the Police
“MAGA Republicans are calling for defunding the police departments, and defunding the FBI now. That’s a good one, I like that one.”
Last week, we talked about how crime has once again emerged as a big issue for Democrats ahead of the 2024 campaign season.
Whether he realized it or not (probably not), President Joe Biden confirmed this when he tweeted his support last Thursday for the Republican-led effort in the Senate to overturn the woke Washington, D.C. Council’s radical overhaul of their criminal code, which Republicans view as a “soft on crime” law considering it lowers penalties for some violent offenses.
I support D.C. Statehood and home-rule – but I don’t support some of the changes D.C. Council put forward over the Mayor’s objections – such as lowering penalties for carjackings.
If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2023
The GOP-controlled House had already voted a month ago to overturn it, with 31 Democrats voting with them.
Though the chairman of the D.C. Council said earlier this week that he has pulled the controversial measure, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sided with the Senate GOP as well in announcing he’d vote with them, saying the vote will take place this week.
The statements by both Biden and Schumer were made in an effort to dodge allegations by Republicans heading into the 2024 campaign season that Democrats aren’t tough on crime. No doubt they haven’t forgotten how Democrats embracing some or all elements of the Defund the Police movement during the violent 2020 Antifa/Black Lives Matter-led riots hurt House Dems in the fall elections that year.
“That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police. We’re not,” Biden told civil rights leaders in a virtual meeting a month after the 2020 elections.
Six months later, the Biden White House repeatedly tried to flip the script by falsely claiming it was Republicans who wanted to defund the police simply because they voted against Biden’s so-called “American Rescue Plan,” which included some funding for local law enforcement.
Even FactCheck.org set the record straight on the claims about Republicans and defunding the police being made by then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki and other Biden officials at the time.
Here we are in March 2023, and Joe Biden is telling the same lie his administration previously tried to pass off as factual:
“MAGA Republicans are calling for defunding the police department and defunding the FBI now,” Biden said during an event at the Finishing Trades Institute in Philadelphia. “That’s a good one. I like that.”
Biden, who has previously said that he doesn’t want to strip police departments of funding, included in his budget proposal hiring 100,000 additional police on the streets, plus money for crime prevention strategies and community violence intervention.
"MAGA Republicans are calling for defunding the police departments, and defunding the FBI now. That's a good one, I like that one." pic.twitter.com/H8rNTyB7I2
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 9, 2023
It’s true that some Republicans called for either defunding or abolishing the FBI after, among other things, their politically-motivated raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
But the phony claim from Biden about Republicans “calling for defunding the police department” is just chutzpah on steroids when you consider the fact that Democratic leaders are on record as agreeing with the anti-police sentiment of the Defund the Police movement and/or supporting efforts to yank money from police departments in order to “reallocate” it to social services programs and the like, regardless of what those same Democrats have said or done since they realized doing so was a political liability:
Here is nine straight minutes of Democrats calling to “DEFUND THE POLICE!” pic.twitter.com/Pv2NCGh4EB
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 9, 2023
The tape doesn’t lie, but Joe Biden sure does.
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Democrats are not worried about shame. They are interested in what they can get away with..
Seeming to mean well is the dem playbook. It’s what women vote for. Everything else doesn’t matter.
Yes, all calculated to appeal to the female vote. A country cannot be properly governed with secret ballots and open franchise. It’s like expecting the cleaning crew to pilot a commercial jet. Oh wait, that’s happening now.
“Democracy is the worst form of Government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
That phrase was never meant to apply to pure democracies, where even mules and oxen vote.
Which captures the essence that human institutions all have shortcomings. 0bama was big on deriding the “negative” limiters of the Constitution. Who then safeguards the safeguards?
Throwing the FBI into the mix is a good way of obscuring the issue. That way, if you oppose the Gestapo, you are opposed to Law & Order.
Exactly. I’ve been calling for the FBI to be disbanded for over 25 years. But I’ve also been calling for it to be replaced with a new organization that will do the same work but will not be able to hire anyone who worked for the old organization. The same with the IRS; both do a necessary job, but both have become hopelessly corrupt.
The FBI should not be headquartered in Washington DC. It is just too dangerous to Democracy.
Political appointees by their very nature are cancerous to organizations meant to be impartial such as the FBI.
Wray, Comey, and Mueller are excellent examples of how quickly and thoroughly political scum can trash an organization. None of them had served in the FBI before being appointed to head it.
FBI leadership/management positions should be filled via internal promotion, preferably with people who are FBI Academy grads and had served as agents.
The FBI are not the police. And since the FBI refuses to go after the real domestic terrorists defund the FBI and let the locals take care of it.
How brazen and dishonest can the dotard-marionette Fabulist-in-Chief, and, his vile Dumb-o-crat cohorts, get? The entire Dumb-o-crat insurrection, looting, riots, murders, assaults, etc. throughout the bulk of year 2020 — ancient history, we’re supposed to believe — was manifestly grounded in “defund the police” and general anti-law enforcement agitprop, vitriol and violence.
These idiots expect the rest of us to have short memories, I suppose.
It seems to me that what the Democrats really want is to replace locally controlled police forces with a national police force controlled from Washington D.C.
With Obamas BLM and Aunty Fah army of stormtroopers
Only the lowest IQ Kool-Aid drinker would belive a word that clown says.
Ironically, he probably believes them. He believes anything they tell him to say. He’s the original ChumpGPT.
The reason Stairmaster Joe keeps tripping on stairs is because he’s always putting his foot in his mouth. This is a classic example.
The scary part is that there are actually people who will believe this… educated people, people with white collar jobs. Just look at all the well-educated people who thought the Hunter Laptop was fake.
Like Fox Mulder, They Want to Believe.
Once again the pedophile in Chief proves the only thing he’s good at is lying.
Assuming he is capable of knowing the truth.
Well I expect 90% of the electorate that gets their news from the MSM now believe in their heart of hearts that Republicans want to defund the police.
These are the same people who continually poll as approving of Joe Biden and his administration.
Naomi Wolf recently wrote an article apologizing to conservatives for propagating the Democrat lies about Jan. 6 (https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/dear-conservatives-i-am-sorry).
Hopefully, there will be more of this in the wake of Biden’s comment.
Example #247 Sundowner’s brain is mush or just using the old Leftist trick of putting their moves on opponents