“Fund the Police,” President Biden Says

The comment brought bipartisan applause at SOTU. 

In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden issued a call to fund the police. 

“We should all agree: The answer is not to defund the police. It’s to fund the police,” he said to strong bipartisan applause and a standing ovation. “Fund them. Fund them. Fund them with resources and training,” the president added. 

He said funding from the American Rescue Plan allows local governments to use funds to bolster police forces.  

The president did receive push-back from the Black Lives Matter group and some in Congress. Representative Cori Bush of Missouri, a vocal supporter on defunding police, slammed the president on Twitter for not mentioning “saving Black lives” in his address and she repeated her call to defund the police. 

In his speech, the president didn’t mention racial issues or a push for equity, which has become a common refrain in his administration. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s direction for the nation.
  • For wisdom for the president’s administration as they address issues facing the nation.
  • For U.S. officials who are working on law enforcement reforms.

Sources: Politico, The Hill


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