Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) was stopped useless in his tracks by Chris Wallace, who confirmed that it’s Republicans who’re defunding the police.
Fox Information’ Chris Wallace to Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN):
“Congressman Banks, you voted towards that [Rescue] package deal, towards the $350B, identical to each different Republican within the Home & Senate — so cannot you make the argument that it is you and Republicans who’re defunding the police?” pic.twitter.com/mrttqMGLuG
— The Recount (@therecount) June 27, 2021
Wallace requested, “Congressman Banks, you voted towards that package deal, towards the $350 billion identical to each different Republican within the Home & Senate, so can’t you make the argument that it’s you and Republicans who’re defunding the police?”
Banks tried to deliver up feedback that Democrats have made, and Wallace stopped him, “Sir, respectfully, I heard you make that time, however I’m asking you there’s $350 billion in that package deal that the president says can be utilized for policing. ”
Banks then tried to say that his level was necessary, Wallace laid out the particular ways in which the cash can be utilized to assist the police and mentioned, “Respectfully, I’ve heard your level concerning the final 12 months, however you and each different Republican voted towards this $350 billion.”
The $350 billion that Republicans voted towards for policing isn’t the identical as their ongoing effort to defund the Capitol Police who are going to run out of money in August as a result of Senate Republicans are refusing to barter emergency funding for the Capitol Police to cowl the extra prices related to the 1/6 assault on the Capitol.
Chris Wallace is exhibiting everybody on cable information how you can interview a Republican who solely comes ready with their speaking factors.
Democrats voted for the cash for policing. Republicans didn’t. Given these two info, it’s clear who’s making an attempt to defund the police, and it’s not the Democratic Occasion.
Republicans can’t deal with being requested critical questions on their very own votes and habits. Rep. Banks didn’t know what to when he was requested why he voted to defund the police.
If extra hosts adopted Wallace’s lead, Republicans wouldn’t be capable of go on tv and repeat their lies unchallenged.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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