George Orwell’s 1984 invoked the term double-speak, this term is used to describe when someone says one thing but really means another.
The White House is engaging in what can only be described as double-speak when it comes to their new talking points revolving around which political party is all about defunding the police.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that the Republican party is in fact the party that is looking to defund the police.
Absolutely shameless. Under questioning from Fox’s Peter Doocy, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki argues it’s *Republicans* who have been defunding the police and not supporting law enforcement because they didn’t vote for Biden’s stimulus boondoggle the American Rescue Plan. pic.twitter.com/pIwfFkonu1
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 28, 2021
The line of reasoning the White House is using to make this claim is that the Republican party opposed the passage of the “COVID Relief” bill that was split along party lines. The bill came off as extremely wasteful to many and included things that had little to nothing to do with Covid-19 but did include some funding for local police departments.
In reality, it was the Democrat party that was standing behind protestors in the Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police movements, but most already knew that.
Why move to change the narrative? The United States is currently facing a massive crime wave and some speculate that the Democrats are attempting to get ahead of the political backlash that will stem from the Defund the Police movement.