When Democrats locked in control of both the White House and Congress by a razor-thin margin, attentive voters might have reasonably assumed that the party would govern safely. That is to say, in favor of the clear majority. But in Washington and major cities across the country, Democrats have trended toward doing the opposite, catering to a sliver of the population, frequently at the expense of the rest.
Look no further than the “defund the police” Democrats who, with alarming zeal, call for the reduction or elimination of law enforcement. Following the police shooting death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, in early April, leading Democrats again called for not just reforms but the abolition of police.
“No more policing, incarceration, and militarization,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan said in a tweet. “It can’t be reformed.”
Her colleague Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts said of the police, “From slave patrols to traffic stops. We