Radical leftist Rashida Tlaib is spouting more ridiculous anti-police propaganda.
After the shooting of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis, and the riots that have followed, Tlaib says the police can no longer be reformed.
What was once “defund the police” has now morphed in to “abolish the police.”
Tlaib had this to say on Twitter:
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.”
“Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence.”
“I am done with those who condone government funded murder.”
“No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”
Here's the story from the Washington Examiner:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she's done with police in the United States.
The Michigan Democrat, a member of the liberal "Squad" who in the past voiced support of defunding law enforcement, called policing "racist" in a Monday tweet following the Sunday police-involved fatal shooting of a 20-year-old black man in Minnesota.
"It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist," she said. "Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed."
Tlaib sent the tweet as people gathered for a second night of protests in Brooklyn Center in response to the fatal police shooting of Wright, 20, during a traffic stop. The officer who shot and killed Wright, identified by police as Kim Potter, shot her handgun when she meant to use a Taser in what authorities have dubbed an "accidental" shooting.
Following the death of George Floyd last summer, Tlaib announced her support for legislation called the BREATHE Act. The bill, which has yet to be introduced, would divest federal money from federal law enforcement entities, close federal detention centers, and incentivize the closure of state prisons, among a host of other things, according to the project's website.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Biden's stance on Tlaib's call for the abolishment of the police.
Psaki claims that is not Biden's view:
Fox News has more on Tlaib's latest radical meltdown, and reaction from her colleagues:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is facing intense criticism after calling for "no more policing" in the wake of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a law enforcement officer.
"It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently [and] intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression [and] violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed," Tlaib wrote on Twitter on Monday night.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., distanced himself from her stance in comments to Fox News.
"We definitely need reforms in the space of qualified immunity, but I am not in the camp that says, you know, we should disrespect police. We should reform police where police are necessary," Kaine said on Tuesday.
Her Republican congressional colleagues were quick to push back.
"Insane. 'No more policing,'" Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote on Twitter. "It doesn’t get more explicit than this that Democrats want to abolish the police."
"If you don’t want bad guys in jail or police protecting our cities, why don’t we start with your district and see how it goes?" Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
He added that he planned to pay his respects to Officer William "Billy" F. Evans, who died on Good Friday while defending the Capitol. Evans, an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, will lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday.