In what could well play out as a delightful fraction between the Radical Left and what could be called the more moderate, or classical, left, the Senate has unanimously approved an amendment to it proposed budget that opposed defunding the police.
The harbinger of this act of radical common sense comes in the form of Alabama Republican Senator, Tommy Tuberville, who, during the most recent “vote-a-rama”, introduced an amendment to the Democrat’s $3.5 Trillion budget that would reduce or eliminate federal funding to local governments that defund law enforcement departments.
Senator Tuberville released the following statement regarding the amendment, “
“Americans want safety and security for themselves and their families. But safety and security are at risk when local governments embrace the dangerous rhetoric and policies of the ‘defund the police’ movement. “More than 80% of all law enforcement in our country is conducted by state and local governments. These men and women who wear the badge are heroes who put their own lives on the line every day to protect their communities, and they deserve the full support of elected officials at every level of government. The woke rhetoric of ‘defund the police’ is dangerous – it puts our law enforcement at risk, and it puts the safety and security of Americans at risk. This must end. “If local leaders in Minneapolis or Portland are so beholden to the radical Left that they cut financial support for their law enforcement, there is no reason federal taxpayers in Alabama or any other state should have to pick up the tab.“My amendment is simple: if a city council believes the ‘woke’ thing to do is to cancel the police department, then they shouldn’t expect the federal government to bail them out.”
In a rare light of bipartisanship and rationale in an increasingly dimly lit room, the amendment passed 99-0. As is pointed out by Conservativebrief.com , this means that the Democratically-controlled Senate is now officially on record against defunding the police.
With this line in the sand drawn, there could well be schism and fraction that may develop on the Left as its radicals sincerely wish for the demise of law enforcement and this amendment passing could prove to be a watershed moment, finally, in drawing a distinction between the crazies and the, let’s say, less crazy.