As he seeks to revive his faltering presidency, President Joe Biden is expected to follow his failed “voting rights” scam with an executive order targeting law enforcement — even as violent attacks on cops are on the rise.
A group of Republican senators is accusing Biden of attempting to “defund the police” by executive fiat after a draft of the order was leaked, the Washington Examiner reports.
While Biden and his allies have sought to distance themselves from the “defund the police” movement, the text of the leaked order suggests that Biden is very much taking marching orders from left-wing ideologues, Republicans say.
According to the Examiner, Biden’s order would, among other things, take “life-saving” equipment out of the hands of cops, including armored cars and non-lethal tools like flashbang grenades.
“Given the alarming rise in violence, including homicides and carjackings, the federal government should be looking for any and all reasonable ways to help state and local law enforcement keep our communities safe rather than making their jobs harder,” a letter signed by Republican senators says.
Perhaps more troubling, the order appears to fulfill fears of an attempted federal takeover of state and local police departments by letting Biden’s hyperpolitical attorney general, Merrick Garland, make federal grants for police departments conditional on compliance with Biden’s demands.
“These hard-left policies are extremely ill-advised, dangerous to Americans, and would only further demoralize law enforcement,” the Republicans’ letter says.
The order comes as a series of depraved, often seemingly random attacks on police and civilians alike have left many Americans living in fear. Apparently, Biden’s response to rampant violence in America’s cities is to double down on radical reform policies that will further embolden criminals.
Many are seeing his “police reform” efforts as a cynical attempt to distract from recent failures and pander to dissatisfied activists in his base.
“After the worst week politically in his presidential career, it appears that Joe Biden plans to pivot to ‘police reform’ to prop up his faltering reputation and revive his popularity with ‘anti-police’ activists,” Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, a spokesperson for the National Police Association, told Fox News.
Biden is likely hoping to revitalize support from Black voters, who form a key part of his support base. Black voters’ enthusiasm for Biden is at an all-time low, NBC News noted, as his agenda stalls.
In another rank display of racial grievance politics, Biden has also pledged to follow through on a campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.