ハニティ asserted that the violence seen in American cities is “制御不能” そして “法と秩序を取り締まり、回復する代わりに,” 民主党は “スラッシュ” 警察の予算と役員は現在、 “stand back and stand down” when protecting Americans.
Citing new Harvard Harris and Pew polls which show only 18% of Americans support the “警察を払い戻す” movement and 70% of African Americans have a “favorable view” の 法執行機関, Hannity claimed 民主党 have “sat idly by” and spent the past year “vilifying the police, defunding and dismantling.”
Hannity went on to slam Democrats and the Biden administration over recent suggestions that Republicans were actually those responsible for the “警察を払い戻す” 移動. “彼らは [民主党] saying they’re [共和党] the ones that want to defund the police. OK, I’m not making this up,” 彼は言った.
The comments come following recent statements from Biden administration and Democrat lawmakers suggesting Americans have been misguided on who actually spearheaded the push for defunding police departments and subsequent historic rise in violent crime rates across the nation.
“Where are the so-called fact-checkers at The Washington Post or fake news CNN or PolitiFact, maybe they want to weigh in on this one,” ハニティは言った. “Just might be the most blatant lie in modern American politics. But you don’t have to take my word for it because we actually have proof. It’s called videotape. Thank God for videotape.”
ザ・ “radical socialist base” of the Democratic Party “demanded” that law enforcement be defunded, Hannity argued. “They did it. Democratic leaders in the House and the Senate, ジョー・バイデン, カマラ・ハリス, they all agreed,” 彼は言った. “Local Democrats on the city-state level then ripped billions of dollars out of police budgets, ニューヨーク, 天使たち, そして ミネアポリス. That’s just a start.”
“They reduce the size of their police force. They let violent criminals out of jail. They stop prosecuting a multitude of very serious crimes, including violent crimes,” 彼は主張した. “And predictably, violent crime is skyrocketing. And now Democrats, they want to blame Republicans. OK, our memories might be short, but they’re not that short. And the Democratic Party thinks that we, the American people, must be that gullible and stupid.”