Biden deflects Trump’s demand at debate to ‘name onelaw enforcement group backing him

Biden deflects Trump's demand at debate to 'name one' law enforcement group backing him

민주당 후보 조 바이든 would not answer when pressed by 트럼프 대통령 during Tuesday night’s presidential debate about whether he has any backing from 법 집행 groups.

Both candidates have the backing of various law enforcement groups, but the Trump campaign has leaned into the endorsements much more as the Biden campaign has dealt with a push from the left to defund police departments.

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He’s talking about defunding the police. … He has no law enforcement support,” Trump said Tuesday night in Ohio. “Who do you have? Name one group that supports you.

That’s not true. … We don’t have time to do anything,” 바이든이 말했다, sparking a back-and-forth.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the first presidential debate Tuesday, 씨족. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, 클리블랜드, 오하이오. (AP 사진 / Julio Cortez)

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the first presidential debate Tuesday, 씨족. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, 클리블랜드, 오하이오. (AP 사진 / Julio Cortez)

We have time,” Trump insisted.

Fox News Sunday anchor and debate moderator Chris Wallace then turned the discussion toward recent unrest in Portland.

이상 175 current and former law enforcement officers and officials, including former Obama official Janet Napolitano, endorsed Biden for president earlier in September while slamming Trump as a “무법” 대통령. Groups including Florida’s largest police union 그리고 Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed Trump.

6 월, 언제 “경찰을 탕감하다” became a rallying cry for many of the protesters demanding justice for 조지 플로이드, Biden called for police reform but said he did not support defunding police departments.

Biden has said he wants reforms, including more funding for public schools, summer programs and mental health and substance abuse treatment, 포함 $ 300 million investment in the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

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Biden has also said he supported conditional funding for police departments in a July video 회견 with NowThis conducted by progressive activist Ady Barkan.

If they don’t eliminate chokeholds, they don’t get Byrne grants; if they don’t do the following, they don’t get any help,” 그는 말했다. “If they don’t do, because you know as well as I do, the vast majority of all police departments are funded by the locality, funded by the municipality, funded by the state. It’s only the federal government comes in on top of that, and so it says you want help, you have to do the following reforms, you have to make sure you have no-knock warrants eliminated, if you have them, you don’t get Byrne grants.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a group of sheriffs from around the country before leaving the White House in Washington, 월요일, 2 월. 11, 2019, for a trip to El Paso, 텍사스. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a group of sheriffs from around the country before leaving the White House in Washington, 월요일, 2 월. 11, 2019, for a trip to El Paso, 텍사스. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Byrne grants through the 법무부 are theleading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions,” according to the program’s webpage.

Conservatives have continually called out Biden for saying he supports redirecting funding while dodging being associated with the “경찰을 탕감하다” crowd.

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That’s Washington speak for defunding,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows 말했다이야기.”

“알 잖아, you can’t really allocate from one bucket without taking from that bucket to put in a different bucket.

폭스 뉴스’ Brooke Singman and Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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