Democrats are desperately trying to keep one reality hidden from the American people.
If it got out, it could cost them the 2020 election.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez let one truth slip that has every Democrat sweating bullets.
When Black Lives Matter first demanded local governments defund the police, fake news reporters bent over backwards to claim defunding the police did not really mean “defunding the police.”
They claimed it meant sending community social workers on nonviolent calls and shifting resources to outreach programs.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dashed all that.
The New York Democrat blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to cut one billion dollars from the New York City Police Department budget as gimmicks and trickery.
In a written statement Ocasio-Cortez declared “defunding the police means defunding the police.”
“Defunding the police means defunding the police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education budget so that the exact same police remain in schools,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. it does not mean hiring more police officers while cutting more than $800M from NYC schools. If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policies continues.”
The last thing national Democrats want is a fight over defunding the police.
Even in deep blue New York state, 60 percent of voters oppose defunding the police.
But socialists like Ocasio-Cortez believe the political winds are at their backs and they are determined to press their pet causes no matter what.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.