Joe Biden Gets Defensive, Admits “Defund the Police” Hurts Democrats in Heated Conference Call With Black Activists

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Joe Biden sought to tone back policy and governing expectations of black activists in a leaked conference call published by the Intercept on Thursday. Biden admitted that widespread support for defunding the police had hurt the Democratic Party in the 2020 election, going so far as to state that Republican had “beat the hell” out of Democrats who oppose police.

“That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police.”

Biden warned that militant rhetoric opposing police could jeopardize Democratic prospects in the upcoming Georgia Senate elections.
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