WASHINGTON, D.C.- In a recent meeting with civil rights leaders, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the Democrats’ embrace of the “defund the police” movement during the election “beat the hell out of us.”
The Democratic battle cry has been to Defund the Police. That isn't going to change. They have already been doing just that in Seattle and Minneapolis. That is their goal regards of what Biden says here. https://t.co/oqzn9p2UYF
— Rich Jones (@rjones138) December 11, 2020
During the virtual meeting that took place on Tuesday, December 8th, the former Vice President warned them about getting “too far ahead of ourselves” by pursuing the campaign’s promise to reform the police, before the Senate runoff elections in Georgia on January 5th, which will decide whether the Democrats or the Republicans will hold a majority in the chamber.
According to audio excerpts posted in a podcast from “The Intercept,” Biden said:
“That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police. We’re not. We’re talking about holding them accountable.”
“We’re talking about giving them money to do the right things. We’re talking about putting more psychologists and psychiatrists on the telephones when the 911 calls go through.”
“We’re talking about spending money to enable them to do their jobs better, not with more force, with less force and more understanding.”
In leaked recording, Biden says GOP used 'defund the police' to 'beat the living hell' out of Democrats https://t.co/YhPkabQwis
— Andrea Smith (@GManAuthor) December 11, 2020
Biden pledged that he would follow through on his promise to address systemic racism, but warned about “getting too far ahead” before the critical Senate runoff elections in Georgia.
“We can go very far. It matters how we do it. I think it matters how we do it.”
Some civil rights leaders want Biden to use his executive authority to take significant steps like creating a national database on police misconduct. Biden said that he would be able to do some things by executive order, but that he would not violate the Constitution.
“Where I have executive authority, I will use it to undo every single damn thing this guy’s done by executive authority. But, I’m not going to exercise executive authority where it’s a question where I can come along and say ‘I can do away with assault weapons.'”
“There’s no executive authority to do that and no one has fought harder to get rid of assault weapons than me. You can’t do it by executive order.”
“I am not going to violate the Constitution. Executive authority that my progressive friends talk about is way beyond the bounds.”
— Lolli (@ProudtoTexas) December 11, 2020
The Biden transition team did not dispute the authenticity of the leaked audio. In a statement, a transition official said that Biden is the “same person behind closed doors that he is in public.”
The statement added:
“As he made clear throughout the campaign, he believes in supporting bold and urgent reform to our criminal justice system while continuing to support law enforcement’s mission to keep our communities safe.”
According to reports, Biden has proposed $300 million to reinvigorate a community policing program that was enacted as part of his 1994 crime bill. The money would fund hiring and training of officers on the condition that police departments mirror the racial diversity of their communities.
A number of Democrats, including Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, and former President Barack Obama, have pinned the blame for the party’s poor down-ballot showing, on the movement that gained momentum after the death of George Floyd.
Biden in leaked audio says 'defund the police' being used to 'beat the living hell out of' Democrats https://t.co/Wfi47YogLS
— ? @ Our ? ¯_(ツ)_/¯⏳ (@partynxs) December 11, 2020
When Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger narrowly won her seat in Virginia, she reportedly argued that Democrats had lost seats they shouldn’t have because of the “defund the police” slogan.
“Defund the police almost cost me my race because of attack ads.”
She also called for the party to “get back to the basics” and to “move away from socialism.”
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President Trump: Joe Biden ‘has not been certified as the winner’ of anything, ‘election is far from over’
November 8, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. – After five days of continued ballot counting, multiple media outlets declared that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had surpassed the needed 270 mark in the electoral college vote count.
Some of us actually sat through the “acceptance speech” that aired with Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and special guest Hunter Biden. He used all the buzzwords you would expect like “unity,” “all Americans,” and “together,” as he accepted the status of president-elect.
But the sitting President had a message for the man that the media declared winner.
Biden hasn’t won anything yet. Legal votes determine who is the President, not the news media.
Ok, that was a paraphrase.
Here is what he actually said in a statement issued earlier Saturday:
“The simple fact is that this election is far from over.
“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”
Those are, in fact, true statements.
The states do not certify the election results until between Nov. 18 and Dec. 12. Biden’s state of Delaware scheduled its certification for Nov. 5, but has not yet done so.
According to the Trump campaign, the results of this election are not conclusive. The President and his team believe they have a solid legal case to present to the courts in an attempt to invalidate thousands of ballots they believe were fraudulently counted.
The President stated:
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as a winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.”
Statement from President Trump:
"this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges" pic.twitter.com/GTnqhxYizy
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) November 7, 2020
The campaign has filed suits in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Michigan. The President indicated that interesting things were going to start happening on Monday.
Among the actions that the campaign is seeking to enlist the court’s assistance with include: ballots accepted and counted that were received after the deadline, refusal to allow poll watchers to witness the counting process, poll workers allegedly filling out multiple ballots in the counting rooms, ballots accepted from unregistered voters, ballots accepted from dead people, workers being instructed to backdate ballots to make sure they “arrived” before the deadline, and numerous others.
Keep in mind, that the Trump campaign is seeking to substantiate these claims.
There is plenty of video and photos circulating on social media, if you can find it before Big Tech sensors and deletes it.
One of the big items is a whistleblower from the United States Postal Service in Pennsylvania that claims to have been instructed to back-date all ballots dropped off at the post office AFTER the official state deadline.
BREAKING: Here is the signed affidavit from Erie, Pennsylvania @USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins that is now in the hands of Sen. Lindsey Graham and the Senate Judiciary Committee. #ExposeUSPS pic.twitter.com/mi993k9CAJ
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 8, 2020
That whistleblower, Richard Hopkins, stated in his affidavit:
“Although, as I understand Pennsylvania law, ballots must be postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020 in Pennsylvania, Postmaster Rob Weisenbach directed my co-workers and I to pick up ballots after Election Day and provide them to him.
“As discussed more fully below, I heard Weisenbach tell a supervisor at my office that Weisenbach was back-dating the postmarks on the ballots to make it appear as though the ballots had been collected on November 3, 2020 despite them being collected on November 4th and possibly later.”
Hopkins also stated that a member of the postal workers union approached him and brought up “old allegations…which have long been resolved.”
“I refuse to be silenced, so I decided to reveal my identity and have pledged to testify regarding what I heard and what I was ordered to do.”
What every American should agree on, regardless of party affiliation, is that we need to have a fair election with no questions surrounding the integrity of the election, its commission and the results.
If any of that is in question, we should all want to see that resolved and the integrity of the election and the results restored, independent of who gets elected.
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