Amid calls from the left to defund the police, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has tacitly, if not explicitly, signaled an openness to the argument, with mainstream journalists willingly providing him with cover for such a controversial stance.
There are no media word games that can defend the musings of one of Biden’s campaign staffers, though. according to Breitbart, the campaign has been rocked by a staffer who has repeatedly demanded the defunding of police and suggested that law enforcement officers are “monsters” that are worse than “pigs” in multiple social media posts.
The Biden campaign staffer in question is Sara Pearl, a video producer who previously worked on the suspended presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. If nothing else, Pearl has made clear that she is no fan of law enforcement officers, but her screeds have now resulted in some pointed questions for her boss.
Incendiary posts revealed
According to Breitbart, Fox News reported that Pearl, in June and before she had joined Biden’s campaign, tweeted out a meme that asked people to stop referring to police officers as pigs, not because it was offensive to the officers, but rather, because “pigs are highly intelligent and empathetic animals who would never racially profile you.”
She also retweeted a comment from another user which stated that “pigs are sweet, intelligent and compassionate,” while, on the other hand, police officers were “monsters” who “don’t deserve to be called pigs.” Pearl also similarly suggested in 2019 that calling President Donald Trump a pig was an “insult to pigs!”
On top of that, she also had multiple posts in which she explicitly called for the immediate defunding of the police.
Of course, neither the Biden campaign nor Pearl herself had any comment when asked about the posts by Fox News, but, notably, Pearl quickly went back and deleted all of her anti-police postings once the issue was raised.
Trump campaign responds
While Biden’s campaign has stayed silent on the matter, the Trump campaign wasted little time in releasing a statement seeking accountability from its rival by providing examples of the “anti-police culture” that Biden has allowed to run rampant.
With regard to the posts from Pearl, Trump campaign senior adviser Bob Paduchik said: “And now Biden employs a staffer who uses the most vile, inflammatory, and incendiary language to target the brave men and women who risk their own lives to keep us safe.
“How can Joe Biden look in the faces of grieving law enforcement families whose loved ones died in the line of duty? Never in history has a major party campaign so angrily fanned the flames of hatred against our nation’s heroes,” Paduchik added.
Police union endorses Trump
It is plain to see that when it comes to supporting the men and women of law enforcement, there are stark differences between the Trump and Biden campaigns. This explains the recent endorsement of President Trump’s re-election bid by the National Association of Police Organizations, something which elicited a tweet of gratitude from the commander in chief himself.
THANK YOU @NAPOpolice and their 241,000 brave law enforcement members for a FULL & COMPLETE ENDORSEMENT! I will ALWAYS back the men and women in blue, and never let you down. LAW AND ORDER will prevail! #LESM https://t.co/tJnA0EpuTR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2020