White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is asked about the defund the police movement at Monday’s White House press briefing.
REPORTER: Kayleigh, what’s the President’s thinking on this growing movement to either defund or dismantle police forces across the country? And what reforms does the President think would be appropriate in the wake of the George Floyd killing? MS. MCENANY: Yeah, it’s a really good question. The President is appalled by the Defund the Police movement. The fact that you have sitting congresswomen wanting to defund the police – notably Rashida Tlaib; notably Biden advisor AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; former Clinton and Eric Holder spokesperson Brian Fallon wanting to defund our police across this country – it is extraordinary. And when you think the left has gone far and they couldn’t possibly go farther, because we all remember the Defund ICE movement – they want to defund Immigration and Custom Enforcement and now they want to defund the police. This is extraordinary. This is rolling back the protective layers that protect Americans in their homes and in their places of business. He’s appalled by it, and it’s remarkable to hear this coming from today’s Democrat Party. As for solutions, he’s talking through a number of proposals. No announcements on that. But he definitely, as he’s noted, recognizes the horrid injustice done to George Floyd and is taking a look at various proposals.