Joe Biden is either rewriting history like a good Democrat or he’s truly senile. This week, Biden actually said the only person trying to defund police in America is President Donald J. Trump. Biden said he does not want to defund police, but he also wants to give $300,000,000 for local police funding. “The only person calling to defund the police is Donald Trump,” Biden said. Except that, Biden, kinda, sorta did say that back in June.
“Once again, he’s pathological,” Biden said.
In August, Biden said he would absolutely support re-redirecting funding for police officers, a call made by the Black Lives Matter Movement that would send police funding into other policing roles such as social workers and psychologists to help police officers de-escalate potentially volatile encounters with criminals.
“I do not support defunding police,” He wrote in a USA Today Op-Ed “The better answer is to give police departments the resources they need to implement meaningful reforms, and to condition other federal dollars on completing those reforms.”
“While I do not believe federal dollars should go to police departments violating people’s rights or turning to violence as the first resort, I do not support defunding police. The better answer is to give police departments the resources they need to implement meaningful reforms, and to condition other federal dollars on completing those reforms,” Biden said. “And we need to prevent 911 calls in scenarios where police should not be our first responders. That means making serious investments in mental health services, drug treatment and prevention programs, and services for people experiencing homelessness. That may also mean having social service providers respond to calls with police officers.”