White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to rewrite history to fit the Democrat administration’s agenda during her Monday press briefing by doubling down on her claims that Republicans were the ones who wanted to defund the police.
“Cedric Richmond, he said Republicans defunded the police by not supporting the American Rescue Plan but how is it that that is an argument to be made when the president never mentioned needing money for police to stop the crime wave when he was selling the American Rescue Plan?” Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked.
Instead of disputing the president’s senior adviser’s comments, Psaki overlooked months of activism from the leftists who advocated to defund and disarm cops to boost the false narrative.
“The president did mention that the American Rescue Plan, state local funding something that was supported by the president,” she insisted.
Absolutely shameless. Under questioning from Fox's Peter Doocy, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki argues it's *Republicans* who have been defunding the police and not supporting law enforcement because they didn't vote for Biden's stimulus boondoggle the American Rescue Plan. pic.twitter.com/pIwfFkonu1
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 28, 2021
Psaki then went on to claim that Democrats supported the $1.9 trillion COVID spending bill to “ensure local cops were kept on the beat in communities across the country.”
“As you know, didn’t receive a single Republican vote,” Psaki said. “That funding has been used to keep cops on the beat.”
When Doocy mentioned that the focus of funding in that bill was to help during a “pandemic-related budget shortfall” instead of focusing on combatting a massive crime wave, Psaki once again brushed off his concerns.
“I think that any local department would argue that keeping cops on the beat to keep communities safe when they had to, because of budget shortfalls, fire police is something that helps them address crime in their local communities,” Psaki continued.
Doocy continued to push back on the White House’s massive spin by pointing out the crux of the COVID act was to send more stimulus and fund vaccination campaigns, but Psaki indignantly concluded that “it was a pretty good bill and piece of legislation.”