The Guardian, again, hits the nail on the head with this spot on essay “Republicans are hypocrites. They happily ‘de-funded’ the police we actually need” by David Sirota:
After two weeks of police violence and protests, Republican politicians have been pretending to have a fainting spell over the phrase “defund the police.”
“There won’t be defunding,” said a pearl-clutching Donald Trump, as Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House minority leader Kevin McCarthy similarly faked outrage over protesters pushing public officials to reevaluate the nation’s bloated $115 billion police budget.
Republican leaders would have us believe they love law enforcement and cops, but that is belied by an unmentioned fact: These are the same greedheads who have eagerly pushed to defund the police charged with protecting us from the world’s most dangerous and powerful criminals.
Specifically, they have pushed to defund:
• The US Chemical Safety Board, which polices major industrial accidents.
• The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which polices corporations’ compliance with civil rights laws.