And that means Rep. Abigail Spanberger is moving in the direction of New York City Democratic Mayor in embracing the Cop’s….
Echoing other Democrats….
She is emphasising going to the root of trying to make people (voters) feel that she is helping top make them feel safe…and taking away Republican chances to define her and fellow Democrats as soft on crime…
She is only one , of many Democarts, running against ‘Defund the Police….
Those pushing for ‘reform’ of police meaning defund them….
Have seen some of their efforts stalled as media crime stories replace virus ones….
Abigail Spanberger railed against members of her own party for playing into the GOP’s hands on “defund the police” after the 2020 election. This year, she’s not waiting for permission to do it her way.
The days of Democrats’ own base pushing to strip law enforcement resources are mostly behind them, with even President Joe Biden talking up his plans to do the opposite. And while Republicans aren’t yet citing law enforcement funding in the same manner they did in the last election, swing-district Democrats hear echoes of those attacks in the GOP’s focus on rising crime ratesand the border crisis.
And Spanberger — who described the “defund” slogan as voters’ top issue in her own 2020 race — is one of many Democrats who worry those hits could prompt even more drastic political casualties than their unexpected losses two years ago.
“I thought that was a terrible idea,” the Virginia Democrat said of the “defund” slogan, which she said obfuscated the meaning of police reform and confused voters….
Defund and Reform ARE two distinctly different words….
image…Rep. Abigail Spanberger attends the morning roll call at the Culpeper Police Dept. | Francis Chung/ E&E News/ Politico