By Duncan Smith
It may be the excitable desire of the extreme Left and their anarchic friends, but top Democrats and Republicans have finally found something on which they can agree: They aren’t cool with “defunding” and dismantling police departments.
'There won't be defunding. There won't be dismantling of our police. There's not going to be any disbanding of our police,' President Donald Trump said this week.
'No, I don't support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness,' presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added in an interview with CBS.
The Epoch Times adds this:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) likewise rejected the idea, which appears to have broad support by both violent extremists and the peaceful protesters involved in the nationwide demonstrations in response to the police custody death of George Floyd.
'The funding of police is a local matter, as you know. From the standpoint of our legislation, we're not going to that place. What we're doing is talking about how we change policy to make our policing more just,' Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC.
'If peaceful protesters rightly do not want to be lumped in with a subset of looters and rioters who seek destruction, then the vast majority of police officers cannot be lumped in with the very worst examples of heinous behavior,' McConnell said on Monday.
'But instead we're already seeing outlandish calls to defund the police or abolish the police take root within the left-wing leadership class,” McConnell added.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) told CNN that she doesn't 'believe that you should disband police departments.'
'But I do think that in cities and states we need to look at how we are spending the resources and invest more in our communities,' Bass said, before pivoting to the substance of the police reform bill.
'Democrats' calls to defund or disband the police are asinine and would end up killing many Americans if enacted,' Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, in the land of the patently irrational, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), whose district encompasses all of Minneapolis, site of the killing of George Floyd at hands of a few bad cops, is calling for completely disbanding.
'I will never stop saying not only do we need to disinvest in police but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,' the Somali native who obviously doesn’t remember what real lawlessness looks like, said over the weekend.
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