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Republicans crushed the hopes of Democrats by blocking their latest “police reform bill.”
Democrats have been notoriously anti-police as many radical Democrats cry for defunding or dismantling law enforcement altogether.
Since Democrats are unable to lawfully pass legislation through Congress, Biden is reportedly planning to take matters into his own hands by issuing an executive order.
“Joe Biden vowed to take executive action to enact police reform in the coming weeks,” Daily Caller reports.
In a statement, Biden acknowledged there is no longer a path forward for the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”
The bill was named after George Floyd who died in Minneapolis after a police officer pinned him to the ground.
Floyd was immediately “held up as a martyr” by the Left and it’s become “fashionable to turn criminals into heroes overnight,” Political commentator Candance Owens notes. “George Floyd was not a good person. He was a violent criminal.”
Biden said, “The murder of George Floyd is a stain on the soul of America. It spurred the nation to collectively demand justice, and we will be remembered for how we responded to the call.”
“Regrettably, Senate Republicans rejected enacting modest reforms, which even the previous president had supported, while refusing to take action on key issues that many in law enforcement were willing to address,” Biden added.
“The White House will continue to consult with the civil rights and law enforcement communities, as well as victims’ families to define a path forward, including through potential further executive actions I can take to advance our efforts to live up to the American ideal of equal justice under law,” he said.
Over the past few years, President Donald Trump was pro-law enforcement, pro-border patrol, and anti-mob.
Biden, on the hand other, has walked a thin, tangled line. Biden hosted the families of George Floyd and Eric Garner at the White House as his opening push for police reform.
Biden has a long history with law enforcement because he has been in politics for 48 years — he was first elected in the Senate in 1972 and stay there until 2009 as he was re-elected six times before serving as Vice President. Depending on which “fact-check” you consult, Biden has flip-flop constantly on the issue of law enforcement depending on whatever viewpoint is most popular.
Candance Owens weighed in on the death of George Floyd by saying, “George Floyd was not a good person. I don’t care who wants to spin that, I don’t care how CNN wants to make you think that he had just turned his life around.”
“The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me,” she added.
“We shouldn’t be buying T-shirts with his name on it,” she said. “He was a violent criminal,” she said of Floyd. “George Floyd was not an amazing person. George Floyd is being upheld as an amazing human being.”
“Everyone is pretending that this man lived a heroic lifestyle. We are embarrassing in that regard. Nobody wants to tell the truth in black America. Our biggest problem is us,” she added.
“I have no apologies to make. George Floyd is not my martyr. He can be yours.”
Owens alleged that Floyd was high at the time of his death and pointed to his criminal history. Floyd’s criminal past included spent five years behind bars for robbery and assault. Owens referred to an incident when George Floyd allegedly brutally beat and robbed a pregnant woman in her own home.
“He got into trouble,” Meshah Hawkins said, who was a childhood friend of Floyd’s. “He fell into the things a lot of the guys in the neighborhood were doing.”
While Biden has called for reforms, he has also criticized the radical wing of his party that called for abolishing or defunding the police in the wake of Floyd’s death last year. Leaked audio of a phone call with reform activists in December revealed him blaming Democratic losses in Congress partly on the anti-police rhetoric.
“That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police. We’re not. We’re talking about holding them accountable,” Biden said, according to the audio.