Republicans panic after White House press secretary Jen Psaki beat them for voting against police funding.
Video from Psaki:
Jen Psaki takes a Peter Doocy question and uses it to get Republicans to vote against police funding. pic.twitter.com/dHlQysinZO
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 28, 2021
Psaki said in response to Peter Doocy’s question about White House adviser Cedric Richmond that Republicans voted to expose the police: “The president mentioned that the american bailout, state and local funding, that kind of thing supported by the president and many democrats that supported and voted for Bill could help ensure local Police officers were kept in time Parishes across the country. It didn’t get a single Republican vote, and that Funds were used to hold Policemen in tact. “
Doocy said the funding wasn’t going to fight a crime wave, but Psaki was ready: “I think everyone is local Department would argue that keep the police informed keep the communities safe when they do had to because of budget Fire service failures is something that helps them c. to addressmature in your local Municipalities. “
The Republican response was lies and panic.
representative Elise Stefanik, who took on Liz Cheney’s old appearance in the leadership of the Republican House, tweeted:
Don’t let the dems (& press stenographers) get away with this junk!
Dems’ manta “Defund the Police” was one of their top policy and messaging points in 2020.
Including Biden who said “yes, yes” about defusing the police.
GOP has always supported raising funds for the police! https://t.co/SshxZJpc4c
– Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) June 28, 2021
Everything Stefanki tweeted was a lie.
Republicans are scared because the message continues that they are against the police at a time of rising crime. It’s easy to connect the points of Trump supporters who attacked police on 1/6 with Republicans who refuse to fund law enforcement.
Jen Psaki panicked Republicans by simply pointing out the truth of their vote against the police.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association