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Fox News host Chris Wallace is now using Democrat talking points to badger Republicans.
According to Town Hall:
According to the left, it’s Republicans who are the ones defunding the police. Such is a claim that “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace made on this most recent episode while speaking with Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN). Former Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), who is now a senior advisor for President Joe Biden, had made that same exact argument on the show.
In the previous segment, Richmond had claimed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “doesn’t have a clue” when it comes to the senator’s points that “the Biden five-point plan will not address the rise in murder and vicious assaults in this country… we’ve declared war on the police and that is backfiring on those who have done it.”
There was a preoccupation about how Republicans did not support the partisan American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. As Richmond put it, it was “an emergency relief plan for cities that were cash-strapped and laying off police and firefighters” and which “allowed state and local governments to replenish their police departments and do the other things that are needed.”
Such is how the left comes up with the argument that it is Republicans who are in favor of defunding the police. To once again quote Richmond, “Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says defund the police, but the truth is, they defunded the police, we funded crime intervention, and a whole bunch of other things.”
The lies continue to be perpetuated even by the media.