Jim Jordan: “It is pure insanity to defund the police. And the fact that my Democrat colleagues won’t speak out against this crazy policy is just that frightening.”
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JORDAN: “The people of this great country, you know what else they understand, you know what else they get? They understand that there is a big difference, a big difference between peaceful protests and rioting, there is a big difference between peaceful protests and looting, there is a big difference between peaceful protests and violence and attacking innocent people, and there is certainly a big difference between peaceful protests and killing police officers.
You know what else they get? You know what else the American people fully understand? They know as the chairman said the vast, vast majority of law enforcement officers are responsible, hard working, heroic, first responders. They’re the officers who protect the capital, who protect us every single day. They’re the officers who rush into the Twin Towers on 9/11. They’re the officers in every one of our neighborhoods, in every one of our communities, every day, every night, every shift they work, they put their lives on the line to keep our community safe.
Guess what Americans also get, guess what else they understand? They know it is pure insanity to defund the police. And the fact that my Democrat colleagues won’t speak out against this crazy policy is just that frightening. Think about what we’ve heard in the last few weeks. From the mayor — the mayors of our two largest city, Mayor Garcetti said he wants to defund the police. The mayor of New York said he wants to defund the police. The city council in Minneapolis, veto proof majority, says they want to defund the police and abolish the department.
This Congress started off with the Democrats, folks on the left saying we should abolish ICE, then the entire Department of Homeland Security, and now they’re talking about abolishing the police. This is wrong and the American people know it is wrong. We should honor the memory of George Floyd and work hard so that nothing like it ever happens again. And we should honor the memory of David Patrick Underwood and work hard so that nothing like that ever happens again. Week and a half ago, our mission was clearly stated. Eleven days ago in Florida, the president of the United States clearly stated what our mission should be.”