In a House floor speech Thursday denouncing a package of Democrat bills alleged to support law enforcement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) reminded his colleagues from the other side of the aisle of their past anti-law enforcement rhetoric and deeds.
Jordan began by calling out Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) for contradicting himself regarding his view of law enforcement:
“The chairman (Nadler) just said that Democrats have always been – I think the direct quote was ‘equitable funding for law enforcement.’ – that’s interesting, because just two years ago, here’s what the chairman said in July of 2020: ‘There should be substantial cuts to police budgets.’
“I don’t know how you can say you’ve always been for something and two years ago you said that you weren’t. But, that just seems what Democrats are up to today.”
“Let’s call this package of bills before us today exactly what it is. It’s an election year ploy from Democrats who to try to look like they care about funding law enforcement,” Rep. Jordan said. “In the wake of radical left-wing efforts to defund the police, it’s no surprise that violent crime is on the rise in America. Every major, urban area has seen a huge uptick in violent crime.”
“We don’t need more federal grants so Democrat-run cities can then divert taxpayer money to fund their woke agenda,” Rep. Jordan said:
“What we need is prosecutors who are willing to prosecute crimes and jurisdictions with laws that actually keep violent criminals in prison.”
“Only now, when faced with an impending election, are Democrats beginning to feign support for our men and women in blue,” Rep. Jordan reiterated.