Americans are waking up to the lies Joe Biden and his administration are pushing on the public. What just happened will only add fuel to the fire.
Because the White House was CAUGHT red-handed in this ridiculous lie.
Think back to the summer of 2020…
Remember when Black Lives Matter was burning down American cities, causing billions of dollars in damages and killing countless people?
What about the mob of Democrat politicians who called to defund the police and instead replace them with social workers?
Or the fact that Baltimore, Minneapolis, Portland, and many other liberal cities DID defund the police and have since reversed course thanks to crime increases?
Well, the Biden administration says this never happened…it’s actually Republicans who want to defund the police.
The Biden administration is accusing House Republicans of wanting to “defund or abolish” law enforcement, putting a new twist on a contentious issue normally championed by more progressive Democrats.
According to a statement obtained by Axios, the White House is preparing to claim that the House Freedom Caucus’ recently released budget would “make communities less safe” because it proposes cutting funding for 11,000 FBI personnel and freezing hiring at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The reduction in budget for the FBI and ATF follows the rhetoric of numerous prominent Republican senators and committees alleging that these agencies are being weaponized to target conservatives. Since obtaining control of the House, Republicans have been scrutinizing the “weaponization of the federal government,” with a special focus on the FBI and the Justice Department as a whole.
Several Conservatives, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), have called for the abolition of the FBI and the Justice Department entirely.
“These same House Republicans who opposed the President’s bipartisan reforms and are now threatening to defund or abolish law enforcement agencies,” White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement.
The White House’s remarks and the publishing of the Republicans’ budget came before of a House Judiciary Committee joint subcommittee hearing titled “ATF’s Assault of the Second Amendment: When is Enough Enough?” chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). The hearing will start at 10 a.m. Thursday is the day.
Some Republicans hope to make big cuts across the government as they strive to raise the debt ceiling, which Congress reached on January 19.
During a statement on the House floor, Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) expressed concern that new ATF guidelines under President Joe Biden, such as limits on pistol bracing, could put gun owners in legal danger.
“It’s going to render millions of Americans felons,” Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) stated last month in an interview with Axios.
Since Republicans began starting probes against the Biden administration left and right, the White House has been actively pushing back, with officials criticizing “MAGA Republicans” for attempting to cut funding in critical areas.
Every day this week, the White House will release information demonstrating how the House Freedom Caucus’ budget will harm individuals. Monday and Tuesday were devoted to cuts to police and healthcare funding, respectively. The White House highlighted on Wednesday that reductions in incentives for manufacturing investments could harm American workers.
The White House is anticipated to focus on Medicare cuts that would harm seniors, a common Biden argument that began during his State of the Union speech, when he pushed Republicans to publicly denounce his accusations that GOP lawmakers sought to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.
Republicans have stated that until Biden agrees to massive cutbacks across the board, they will not vote to lift the debt ceiling, perhaps leading to the US defaulting on its debt.
Congress has until the end of the summer to raise the debt ceiling.
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