White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki accused the Republican Party of partisan damages Monday after the “police damages” became a call for progressive activists for 2020 and made the appeal of Democrats are damaged by moderate votes.
Republicans Vote Against President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan signed in March Although it includes $350 billion for state and local governments that can be used for local police.
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“One of the things the adviser said last weekend was Cedric Richmond. He said Republicans were reimbursing police without supporting the American Rescue Plan,” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki on Monday. “But how can that be an argument when the president never talks about the need for money for police to stop crime waves when he sells the American Rescue Plan?”
“The president said America̵7;s rescue plan State and local funding What is supported by the President? Many Democrats supported and voted for the bill. It can help ensure that local police are regulated. communities across the country as you know [it] Not a single Republican vote was granted. The funds are used so that the police can win,” Psaki said.
“At the time, it was sold that the local police department might not have enough budget for the pandemic,” Doocy said. There is no need to control the police because there is a wave of crime.”
“I think all the local authorities would argue that controlling the police to keep the community safe when they have to. due to budget shortage The fire police are what help them deal with crime in their local communities,” Psaki said, later adding that “It’s a good law body and it’s part of the law.”
Biden Counsel Cedric Richmond is anti-Republican on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Let’s talk about who gave the police money. When we were in Congress last year Trying to get past the rescue plan. Sorry, not the rescue plan. It’s an emergency relief plan for cities — Republicans oppose it. and in fact They didn’t receive funding until the American Rescue Plan, where our plan allows states and local governments to fill police departments and do other necessary things,” Richmond said.
“Look, Republicans are really good at staying on point when it comes to those who say pay the police. but the truth is They give the police money We fund criminal intervention. and many more,” he added.
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More than seven in 10 voters think crime is on the rise across the country against the backdrop of rising crime rates in American cities and the FBI. Warning for local law enforcement to prepare for the rise in the summer
That’s according to a Fox News poll published May 26 and conducted May 22-25. Most people think crime is increasing both nationally (73 percent say there is “more” crime) as well as in their local community (54 percent).
Republicans (83 percent) are more likely than independents (73 percent) and Democrats (62 percent) to say crime has increased. An equal proportion of Hispanics (75 percent), blacks (74 percent) and whites (72 percent) think crime has increased nationwide compared to last year.
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A year after George Floyd’s death and violent protests across the country and demands for a refund of the police force that followed. Survey results show that most people trust law enforcement.
72 percent of registered voters had “a lot” (36 percent) of their trust and confidence in police and law enforcement, or a “fair number” (36 percent). 27 percent had “not much.” or “none” when it comes to the confidence of those wearing blue.
Fox News’ Victoria Balara contributed to this report.