Despite all the Lefticrat hot air in regards to the GOP being the responsible party behind the ‘defund the police’ movement, all it took was a single reporter within the White House press corps to hold press secretary Jenn Psaki accountable.
As seen in the video below, Psaki did her best Patches O’Houlihan impersonation as she dodged, ducked, dipped, dove and dodged away from the painfully simple question from FNC’s Peter Doocy.
But here’s a bit of the text in regards to young Doocy dissecting Psaki, as well as some insightful commentary by Curtis Houck of NewsBusters.com (emphasis News Busters);
Two days after he faced shameless gaslighting from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki over which party supported defunding the police, Fox News’s Peter Doocy was back at it during Wednesday’s briefing and pressed Psaki on her false claims that the GOP (and not Democrats) have defunded the police.
Doocy began with this carefully crafted question: “[Y]ou mentioned at the last briefing that you think Republicans wanted to defund the police because they did not support the American Rescue Plan. Which Republican ever said they did not like the American Rescue Plan because they wanted to defund the police?”
Psaki refused to change her tune and instead reiterated her reliance on blind partisanship and low-information voters by arguing that Democrats oppose defunding the police because President Biden “ran and won the most votes of any candidate in history on a plan of booster for law enforcement after Republicans spent decades trying to cut the cops program.”
She added that there shouldn’t be any further debate because it’s “a simple statement of fact” that the GOP has “also stood in the way of crucial funding needing to prevent the laying off of police officers as crime increased.”
For his part, reporter Houck also rhetorically questioned Psaki’s blatant hypocrisy (emphasis mine)
Earth to Jen: What do cities such as Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, and Seattle all have in common? Not only are they run by Democrats, but those Democrats have voted to defund their police departments.