Vice President Kamala Harris refused to answer a question during an interview on Saturday whether more funding was needed for police departments as they combat a surge in violent crime across the U.S.
When asked by left-wing journalist Soledad O’Brien how the administration was trying to balance fighting crime while reforming policing, Harris responded: “I’d say that we should not be offered and certainly not accept a false choice.”
Harris said that laws needed to be passed to hold police accountable “for police officers who break the rules or break the laws.”
“We also need to on the broader issue, understand this and this is what I put in the context of saying we should reimagine how we think about public safety,” Harris continued. “There are certain communities for which we see a big police presence. And other communities, we don’t see a big police presence. But you know, what you see in those communities? Well funded schools, high rates of homeownership,