Biden Blasts Police for Not Supporting Him: They Need ‘Sensitivity Training’
Former Vice President claims he's had support from law enforcement his whole career
Former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly acknowledged that law enforcement agencies no longer support him, saying they need “sensitivity training.”
The Democratic presidential nominee was asked during an MSNBC town hall event on Monday to address the defund the police movement and how his policies would help the safety of officers and communities.
But Biden swerved the question, pointing out that he had support from police his whole career.
“I have had overwhelming support from police my whole career, up until this year,” Biden claimed.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden admitted during an NBC town hall that he no longer has the support of law enforcement when questioned by the wife of a police officer.https://t.co/1zjsaZNnc5 pic.twitter.com/v0GIjLLFZe— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) October 6, 2020
Biden was put on the spot by President Donald Trump during the presidential debate last month over the lack of support from police, saying, “He doesn’t have any law support. He has no law enforcement.”
When Biden argued his statement was not true, Trump replied:
“Oh, really, who do you have? Name one group that supports you. Name one group that came out and supported you. Go ahead. Think we have time.”
“We don’t have time to do anything,” Biden replied.
“No. No. Think right now,” Trump continued.
“Name one law enforcement group that came out in support of you.”
Trump has received the endorsement of multiple influential law enforcement groups over the last few months.
In July, The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) ditched its support for Biden and opted to endorse Trump.
And most recently, the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago officially endorsed Trump for reelection in September.
Later in the MSNBC town hall event, Biden called for police to receive “sensitivity training.”
Joe Biden says that police officers should have "sensitivity training." pic.twitter.com/LQO0IHwxLW— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 6, 2020
The Biden campaign has been going along with the leftist narrative that law enforcement in the U.S. is plagued by systemic racism.
“Biden has had to confront his record on criminal justice, particularly his role in crafting a sweeping crime bill in 1994 that critics say paved the way for mass incarceration of Black men,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
“The candidate has since called aspects of that bill a mistake and said he would promote policies that would end mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes and eliminate the disparity between crack and powder-cocaine sentences.”
“Biden has said his Justice Department would once again use its power to hold entire cities accountable for police misconduct by conducting far-ranging investigations into police departments known as pattern-and-practice probes. Such inquiries were a hallmark of the Obama administration’s efforts to overhaul troubled local police agencies,” The Journal continued.
“Biden has also said his attorney general would advocate passage of legislation lowering the bar for bringing civil-rights cases against police officers and banning the use of chokeholds.”
“Biden is advocating an Obama-era program to employ the broad use of clemency for certain nonviolent and drug crimes and more resources for public defenders’ offices. He has also proposed ending the disparity between crack and powder-cocaine sentences, decriminalizing the use of marijuana and automatically expunging all previous cannabis-use convictions,” The Journal added.
“Biden denies that he is weak on crime. He has said that crime and violence is systemic due to barriers related to economic opportunity, housing, education, and other issues, and that crime rates will fall by improving those areas and making them more equitable.”