Congressional Democrats like Bush have spent the better part of the last two years demonizing our police and supporting the radical Defund the Police movement. The consequences of their constant demonization of our police officers are deadly.
In 2021, 73 police officers were killed in the line of duty, a 59% increase from 2020 and the most since 1995.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Defunding and demonizing the police like this has dangerous consequences.
DEMOCRATS’ CRIME CRISIS:
- Following a year of defunding the police rhetoric from President Biden and Congressional democrats, over a dozen major U.S. cities had record high homicide rates in 2021.
- At least 16 U.S. cities have set new homicide records in 2021, according to local police departments.
- In 2021, there were 346 officers shot, 63 of whom were killed by gunfire.
- Fox News reported that 73 police officers were killed last year, which is a 59% increase from 2020 and the most since 1995.
- In 2021, there were 103 ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers, a 115% increase from 2020.
DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT DEFUNDING THE POLICE:
- President Biden famously expressed support for the Defund the Police movement during an interview in 2020 but was forced to walk back his position after public backlash to his position.
- Vice President Kamala Harris applauded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for defunding the police.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “defunding police means defunding police.” Arguing the cuts to the NYPD weren’t enough.
- Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she supports efforts to defund police departments.
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for ‘no more police.’
- Rep. Ilhan Omar said “not only do we need to defund, we need to dismantle” Police Departments.
- Rep. Cori Bush said that she would “make sure” she has private security for her protection while simultaneously promising to defund the police for the rest of America.
- President Biden’s Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke supported efforts to “defund the police.”
- President Biden’s Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said officials must heed calls to “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.”
- President Biden’s Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, proposed a budget to divert funding from law enforcement.