'So defund the police?' Jim Jordan slammed for plan to cut DOJ and FBI funds over Trump indictment
Republican House members want to defund the police over former President Donald Trump's Manhattan indictment.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who is also House Judiciary Committee Chair, during a Sunday Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo, said he and his congressional colleagues are considering cutting funds for agencies "engaging in egregious behavior."
More specifically, Axios reports the Ohio congressman and other "top House conservatives are targeting the budgets of federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as part of their scrutiny of the 'weaponization' of the federal government," and in response to the 2024 hopeful's upcoming arrest.
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@Acyn shared a clip from the congressman's interview with Bartiromo, writing, "Jordan: We're going to have to look at the appropriations process and limit funds going to some of these agencies… Bartiromo: So the DOJ and the FBI? Jordan: yeah"
Jordan's strategy comes after some Republican lawmakers have accused Democrats, for years, of pushing to "defund the police" and "abolish ICE," according to Axios.
'Defund the police' is a vague slogan that means different things to different people, from completely disbanding the police to shifting some percentage of police funding to other programs and services.
Twitter users lambasted the MAGA lawmaker for his blatant hypocrisy.
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Mantonie J. Byrd: "So defund the police? Got it"
Robert Young Pelton: "The party of Law and Order suddenly doens't want Law and Order."
@svdate: "We were told defunding the police was bad."
Rachael Bade: "Republicans are threatening to defund the DOJ over Trump probes. Quite the threat, but I'd hazard a guess that this would have trouble evening passing the House given slim majority"
Politically Incorrect: "'Defund the police if they investigate us.' I am paraphrasing."
@razzli: "'Back the Blue' until the person involved is MAGA, huh?"
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@hail pain: "Blue Lives Matter only when they benefit your corrupt agenda."
@jpackey99: "Wait, you are telling me the only thing we needed to do to defund the police was arrest some political criminals? Who is making the list?"
@ifyoudontlike2bad: "Republicans: 'Biden wants to defund the police!' Republicans: Actually, on live TV, making plans to defund the police."
@Emmett_Stone: "The #MAGA Republicans, represented by GYM Jordan, are going to defund law enforcement after falsely accusing Democrats of wanting to."
Paul Anderson: "So when police abuse/kill POC, 'defunding' the police is wrong, but when TFG is charged, we need to defund the police?"
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Watch the video below or at this link.
\u201cJordan: We\u2019re going to have to look at the appropriations process and limit funds going to some of these agencies\u2026 \nBartiromo: So the DOJ and the FBI?\n\nJordan: yeah\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1680445123
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Axios' full report is available at this link. CNN's report is here.
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