President Joe Biden attempted to portray Republicans as anti-police via social media and during a Monday speech in front of black law enforcement officers.
“How could Congressional Republicans claim that they are pro-police?” Biden was asked by a Tuesday Twitter post . The graphic showed Biden’s support of a ban on “assault weapon” and the passage of $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
How can Congressional Republicans claim that they are pro-police in this context? pic.twitter.com/4wMQbR7IEs
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 26, 2022
But Biden’s own vice president praised a Democratic mayor in 2020 for reducing his city’s police budget.
“I applaud Mayor Garcetti for doing what he’s done,” Vice President Kamala Harris said about Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to seek a cut off $150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department during the 2020 campaign, according to the New York Post.
Biden also attacked Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, during a Monday speech at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) over gun control and the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol building. (RELATED: John Kennedy Presses Biden Judicial Nominee Over Her Past Comments About Police)
“In the state you’re in today, Gov. Biden stated that Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. DeSantis all oppose banning assault weapons. “Sens. Scott and Rubio voted against the bipartisan gun safety bill that I signed.”
“The police were heroes that day,” he said about the riot at the Capitol building. On Twitter, Donald Trump did not have the courage to take action
Rubio and Scott responded.
“I am asking for your prayers that @potus will come to Florida to campaign against me,” Rubio said.
“Looks like @JoeBiden finally got my state right…but he’s still confused,” Scott posted. We actually have a relationship with the police and know their most pressing concerns. It’s the Democrats’ radical anti-police agenda that poses the greatest threat to our brave police.”
Looks like @JoeBiden finally got my state right…but he’s still confused.
We actually have a relationship with the police and know their most pressing concerns. Our brave police officers are most at risk from the Democrats’ anti-police agenda. https://t.co/fGzOec75Xl
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) July 25, 2022
Other Democrats have tried to either deflect attacks over defunding police or to paint Republicans as anti-police due to opposing gun control.
“When he says I want to defund the police — I am the police!” Democratic Rep. Val Demmings of Florida, a former police chief running against Rubio, told Axios.
Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio is running to fill the vacant seat of retiring Republican Senator. Rob Portman, featured a sheriff in an ad attacking Republican nominee J.D. Vance calling for the abolishment of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Stacey Abrams is the Democratic candidate against Republican Governor. Brian Kemp of Georgia, ran an ad that targeted her opponent’s record on guns that featured a deputy sheriff. However, Abrams called for a “reallocation” of resources away from police during a June 2020 CNN appearance. Additionally, she was a member of a board that advocated for the defunding of law enforcement.
Other prominent Democrats called for the defunding of police and praised reductions in police budgets.
Despite criticisms from fellow Democrats including Eric Adams, the Democratic Rep. Cori of Missouri continues to call for defunding police.
Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York’s chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hired Dyjuan Tatro who called the Capitol Police “white-supremacists” after the riot at Capitol.
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