On Tuesday, Joe Biden attacked Republicans for their calls to defund the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies.
In January, eleven people were murdered at Monterey Park, California, where Biden spoke. The president issued an executive order to tighten background checks for gun purchasers and directed relevant government agencies to ensure they are enforcing the gun regulations that Biden signed into law last year.
Republicans in Congress and the president are now battling over Vice President Biden’s budget proposal because they feel it does not go far enough to reduce the national debt.
Republicans have advocated for the defunding or reduction of a number of justice agencies. The DOJ has been accused of being “weaponized” against conservatives by the Biden administration. Last month, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) campaigned for the dissolution of many departments.
“We either get this government back on our side or we defund and get rid of or abolish the FBI, CDC, ATF, DOJ, every single one of ’em,” Gaetz stated amid thunderous applause. And I don’t believe it is too much to ask, either.
Biden dismissed the concept on Tuesday.
According to Biden, I highlighted the increase of access to mental health services for those afflicted by gun violence in my budget last week. Instead of campaigning for cutbacks to these services, elimination of the FBI, and defunding of the police, as we hear from our MAGA Republican colleagues, Republicans in Congress should embrace my budget.