Rep. Bush’s comments renew Republican effort to use ‘Defund the Police’ against Democrats
Forget CHRISTMAS IN JULY… IT WAS CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST FOR REPUBLICANS.
(Rep. Cori Bush, (D) St. Louis) – <<”So suck it up and defunding the police has to happen, we need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”>>
Already the National Republican Congressional Committee is using Congresswoman Cori Bush’s comments ABOUT HER NEED FOR PRIVATE SECURITY in an ad.
NRCC ad: <<”Murder and other violent crime rose sharply in cities across the country. if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend 10 more dollars on it — you know what? I get to be here to do the work. So suck it up and defunding the police has to happen.”>>
HAD THE VIDEO CONTINUED… YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN BUSH EXPLAIN SHE DOESN’T MEAN TO GET RID OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS…
BUT RATHER REALLOCATE SOME POLICE MONEY TO ALLOW SOCIAL SERVICES TO RESPOND TO CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
(Rep. Cori Bush, (D) St. Louis) <<”AS A NURSE, I CAN’T BE THE SURGEON TOO. [EDIT] At what point do we pay police to be social workers? No, we don’t. How do they get to be social workers. So, what I’m saying is you do your job. Let the people who have gone to school with a particular skill set do theirs.”>>
BUT THE PHRASE DEFUND THE POLICE HAS A RING TO IT THAT REPUBLICANS USE TO THEIR ADVANTAGE…
PAINTING DEMOCRATS AS EXTREMISTS WHO WANT TO GET RID OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS ENTIRELY.
AND IT HAS KIND OF WORKED…
IN 2020.. REPUBLICANS CAPITALIZED ON THE DEFUND THE POLICE MOVEMENT.
FOLLOWING THE NOVEMBER ELECTION…
VIRGINIA DEMOCRAT ABIGAIL SPANBERGER REPORTEDLY TOLD HER FELLOW DEMOCRATS THAT THE MOVEMENT ALMOST COST HER THE RACE.
THIS WAS ECHOED BY VIRGINIA SENATOR MARK WARNER IN AN INTERVIEW SHORTLY AFTER THE ELECTION.
(Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA) <<”I think the ability — using terms like defund the police have led to Democratic loses in this last year.”>>
WHICH IS WHY IT’S NO SURPRISE THIS AD HAS HIT THE AIR IN VIRGINIA WHERE THE COMMONWEALTH WILL ELECT A NEW GOVERNOR THIS NOVEMBER.
Glenn Youngkin ad: <<”What is Terry McAuliffe’s plan? Refusing to meet with police officers. Touting endorsement from extreme left-wing groups that want to defund the police.”>>
DEMOCRATS fire back – doing THEIR PART PAINTING REPUBLICANS AS INSURRECTION SUPPORTERS AND TRUMP LOYALISTS.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AD FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN VIRGINIA.
Terry McAuliffe ad: <<”Let me be clear, Glenn Youngkin is not a reasonable Republican. He is a loyalist to Donald Trump.’President Trump represents so much of why I’m running.”>>
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