The American voter just put Dem lawmakers across the country on notice over rising crime in this nation. The majority of respondents of a new survey, and it wasn’t even close, believe increasing police funding will decrease crime.
Sixty-nine percent of respondents in a new poll from Politico and Morning Consult believed that increasing funding would decrease crime “a lot” or “some.” Only twenty-two percent of the people said increasing funding for the police would not decrease crime. Another 10 percent had no opinion.
It gets worse for Dem politicians. The survey found that 49 percent believe defunding the police was the major reason for the uptick in violence across the country. “The defund police movement is dead in New York City and good riddance,” Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) said.
“And any elected official who’s advocating for the abolition and or even the defunding of police is out of touch with reality and should not be taken seriously.”
Additionally, twenty percent of the respondents said that decreasing funding for police departments would actually lower crime. But a clear and frightening majority for the Dem Party, 68 percent of respondents, said it would not.
The Dems, of course, have no clue.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) just said she will not stop using the phrase. Bush said: “I always tell fellow Democrats, ‘If you all had fixed this before I got here, I wouldn’t have to say these things.
“Defund the police’ is not the problem.
“We dangled the carrot in front of people’s faces and said we can get it done and that Democrats deliver, when we haven’t totally delivered.
“If Republicans take the majority, it’s just done as far as trying to get the legislation across.”
“Oh, absolutely,” Bush said about Dems asking her to stop using the slogan so they stand a chance in the 2022 midterms.
“I’ve had colleagues walk up to me and say that defund the police doesn’t help in their districts.”
“If we couldn’t get George Floyd done back when millions of people were marching in the street, then how do we expect to get more than one thing done on policing over the next few years,” she said about breaking up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act into smaller pieces that can pass as many want to do rather than try and fail again on a big bill.
Axios: “Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) says she's not going to stop using the slogan ‘defund the police’ ahead of this fall's midterms — even though some of her colleagues have made that request” https://t.co/Qj2tysdU4H— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 9, 2022