Joe Biden won the Democratic nomination under false pretenses. Now, he has to pay the piper.
After flirting with the far left “defund the police” movement during his campaign, Biden would no doubt wish to be rid of their toxic and unpopular platform. But the Devil’s bargain that Biden made means that he’ll have trouble disassociating himself.
Supporters of defunding the police say they are “not going away” just because Joe Biden will be the next president.
Activists said local efforts to reduce municipal police budgets would continue and Biden should expect to feel pressure throughout his presidency.
“The demand is still to defund the police,” [leftist activist] Ritchie said. “And it’s gonna get louder and louder. And I don’t know that we even need to be the inside. They’re gonna hear it either way.”
The problem for Biden is that “defund the police” is so unpopular that it could sink Biden’s presidency. So he’s caught between a rock and a hard place.
As Fox notes, “House Democrats had expected to expand their majority but instead saw it drastically shrink after the 2020 election despite Biden’s defeat of President Trump. Some blamed
their poor showing on the defund movement. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., called it left-wing “foolishness” that hurt more moderate members, and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said it “hurt a lot of our candidates.”
Betray the left or lose the country? Biden has to be sweating.