AOC’s Squad Declares War On Police
On Monday, a resolution was presented in the House to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives while performing their duties. However, Democrat Reps. Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib shockingly cast the only two dissenting votes, claiming that the resolution was designed to promote the untrue story of Republicans.
According to The Hill, the resolution to acknowledge “National Police Week,” which is currently ongoing, received a favorable vote of 413-2 in the House. It serves to show support for the recognition of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
Bush and Tlaib released a joint statement on Tuesday clarifying that they prioritize the health and safety of first responders. They also noted that their objection to the resolution wasn’t related to their support for the safety of first responders.
While they claim that they didn’t mean any ill will or hate towards the police, Americans know what both Bush and Tlaib were really saying.
“It is a document intended to advance Republicans’ false narrative around supporting law enforcement and gaslight the public about where they stand,” they explained.
Additionally, the progressive representatives criticized the GOP as “the Party of insurrection,” accusing Republican lawmakers of promoting falsehoods about the election and thus supporting the events of January 6th.
“Far from supporting law enforcement, Republicans are using their majority to actively target agencies that try to uphold the law and hold them and their cult leader Donald Trump accountable for their criminal behavior,” they went on to say.
“If Republicans cared about public safety, including the safety of law enforcement officers, they wouldn’t be enabling insurrection, passing hypocritical messaging bills, and holding our economy hostage so they can ram through their unpopular agenda that disinvests from our communities,” Bush and Tlaib stated.
Representative Bush has been a vocal advocate of defunding the police. In an interview in August 2022, she reiterated her stance and emphasized that defunding the police is crucial. She further explained that redirecting the funds from policing towards social safety nets is necessary for preserving lives.