For multiple nights on end, cities across the country have suffered violence, looting, and riots. The destructive displays are subsequently happening after the police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man killed after trying to escape an arrest.
Over the weekend, President Biden called for peaceful protest, stating that no excuse for looting and rioting exists. Other elected Democrat officials, such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib, however, determined that America should kick to the curb police, the military, and incarceration.
Tlaib’s remarks have caused a lot of discussions. Many people have come out to articulate the very clear problems that would stem from eliminating police, jails, and the Armed Forces from U.S. society.
On Tuesday, the Biden White House distanced itself from talk of ending policing in the United States, Breitbart News reports.
The Biden Administration on Policing in the United States
During a daily White House press briefing, aide Jen Psaki took questions from the media about the current state of affairs in the nation. One reporter asked if the White House would “disavow” Tlaib’s calls to eliminate police, along with prisons and the military, from America.
Although the White House press secretary did not specifically disavow the Michigan Democrat’s statements, she worked to distance the administration from them.
.@PressSec is asked about Rep. Rashida Tlaib calling for an end to policing:
"That's not the president's view." pic.twitter.com/v2vZB5MCxu
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 13, 2021
Psaki stated that Biden does not share the view that police should face abolition from society; furthermore, the Biden aide claimed that the president supports “reforming” police and fixing “outdated” aspects of policing in the nation.
According to yesterday’s press conference, the White House is also supportive of the George Floyd Act that Democrats aim to pass.
Bipartisan Pushback Against Tlaib’s Remarks
Republicans are far from the only critics of Rep. Tlaib’s calls for “no more” policing in the United States. Several Democrats actually stated that remarks like this do more harm than good for their party.
Dem VA Sen Kaine on Dem MI Rep Tlaib tweeting that policing "can't be reformed." Kaine says "I am not in the camp that says..we should disrespect police, we should reform police where police are necessary."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 13, 2021
The White House distancing itself from the congresswoman’s remarks speaks volumes as well. Thus far, the House Democrat has yet to explain what appropriate alternative she believes exists against policing in America.
As Democrats seek to do damage control from the “no more policing” comments, many are calling to “reform” and “reimagine” policing.
What do you think about the White House working to distance itself from calls to abolish police presence in the United States? How long do you think leftist riots will continue to plague American cities? Let us know in the comments section below.