President Joe Biden likened claims of Democrats supporting the defunding of police departments to a wild QAnon conspiracy Wednesday night, insisting that leaders of his party back the blue.
Although many key Democrats explicitly called for defunding the police in the wake of last year’s race-related protests, Biden said that the idea was not part of the party’s platform.
“Are there people in the Republican Party who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?” Biden told reporters at the White House, citing a conspiracy theory perpetuated by QAnon.
Biden made the remark as he stopped to speak with reporters on the South Lawn after deplaning from Marine One. He had been in Cincinnati for a televised town hall.
“I said that that is not the Democratic Party’s position. I’m the Democratic Party. I am president. So is the speaker of the House, and so is