Fox News: House Republicans Voted to Defund the Police

June 27, 2021

From the Speaker's Press Office:

House Republicans voted against the American Rescue Plan’s billions in funding available to keep police officers on the street – and Fox News is asking tough questions about it. 

This morning on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace called out House Republicans for voting unanimously to defund the police.

Wallace:  You voted against that package, against that $350 billion just like every other Republican in the House and Senate.  So, can't you make the argument that it's you and the Republicans who are defunding the police?…I'm asking you, there's $350 billion in this package the President says can be used for policing...The President is saying cities and states can use this money to hire more police officers, invest in new technologies, and develop summer job training and recreation programs for young people...You and every other Republican voted against this $350 billion.

WATCH Wallace Press on Republicans’ Defund Vote


House Republicans have spent months attacking law enforcement, prompting the New York Times this week to note “a nascent divide between law enforcement and the Republican Party, which for years has pledged ‘Back the Blue’ but now finds itself torn...”