Recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted an inconvenient truth for BLM and other anti-police groups: the “underfunding,” otherwise known as “defunding,” of the police has resulted in a significantly escalated crime rate across multiple American urban centers.
According to the White House Press Secretary, increased crime can be correlated to increased gun violence, though Psaki also admitted that insufficient resources for police departments have also perpetuated the crisis.
“I think we should be responsible in how we’re reporting to the public,” Psaki remarked, adding that “underfunding of some police departments” and “gun violence” constitute the most significant reasons for the surge in violent crime, particularly across New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other Democrat strongholds.
“That’s something we need to take action on,” Psaki admitted.
Reporters pressed Psaki on surging crime after several Republican senators issued a joint statement on Friday that expressed intense concern over proposed executive orders from the Biden administration regarding the funding and restrictions of law enforcement departments.
The group of senators, led by Senator Ted Cruz and others, noted the “grim reality” that police officers will face if Biden implements yet another highly restrictive executive order, which will prevent police officers from using armored vehicles and other nonlethal tools designed to fight back against violent riots. In addition, the executive order would further restrict federal funding to law enforcement departments.
For this reason, GOP senators are pleading with the Biden administration to avoid “hamstringing” law enforcement departments even further during times of significant escalations in crime.
“Violent crime will continue to skyrocket when police officers are unable to stop these crimes and save innocent lives,” the senators collectively warned.
Republicans also noted that the Biden administration should be having all of its measures against police approved via Congress, as Congress has not passed any of the executive order’s tenets into formal law.