Fails to name a single Republican who endorses police defunding
Source: Steve Watson
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki doubled down Wednesday on her embarrassing claim that Republicans are the ones defunding police departments across the country, yet failed to name a single example when asked.
Fox News’s Peter Doocy refused to drop the matter, telling Psaki “You mentioned, at the last briefing, that you think Republicans wanted to defund the police because they did not support the American Rescue Plan.”
“Which Republican ever said that they did not like the American Rescue Plan because they wanted to defund the police?” Doocy asked, knowing that there are none.
Psaki ignored the core question, and claimed that Republicans have “stood in the way of crucial funding needed to prevent the laying off of police officers as crimes increased,” but Doocy continued.
“There are lots of examples of Democrats explicitly saying they want to defund the police,” the reporter asserted, adding “We’ve got Congresswoman Cori Bush, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar.”
“Are there any examples of Republican members of Congress saying they want to defund the police?” Doocy again asked.
“I think most people would argue that actions are more important than words, wouldn’t you say?” Psaki replied, again not providing an answer, and then further suggesting that Republicans failed to vote for police funding by voting against the Democrats bloated COVID relief bill.
The absurdity of the Press Secretary’s claims is off the chart considering Democrat controlled Oakland voted this week to defund the police, in addition to Democratic lawmakers Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman all calling for defunding the police this week.
The cities of Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, and Seattle have all suffered from police cutbacks and defunding within the past year, and they all happen to be run by Democrats.
Sensing a pattern here?