Rep. Rashida Tlaib found herself facing feirce blowback from both sides of the asile and some Democrats in the Senate are running for cover to separate themselves from her.
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently [and] intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression [and] violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter.
Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA distanced himself during an appearance on Fox News.
“We definitely need reforms in the space of qualified immunity, but I am not in the camp that says, you know, we should disrespect police. We should reform police where police are necessary,” Kaine said on Tuesday.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz called her out.
“If you don’t want bad guys in jail or police protecting our cities, why don’t we start with your district and see how it goes?” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo. wrote.
Tlaib is a supporter of the Defund the Police movement that has so far been a failure everywhere it has been tried. The policy embraced by woke Democrat politicians is one of the factors that led to a 33% increase in homicides in major American cities last year.