Even WaPo Isn’t Buying the White House’s Claim the GOP is Defunding the Police

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Not even the liberal-leaning Washington Post is buying the Biden administration’s latest attempt to blame the Republican Party for the left’s radical agenda. Recently, Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki made the outlandish claims that it was actually Republicans-not Democrats who are advocating to defund the police. Psaki said that by Republicans voting against Biden’s American Rescue Plan they were pushing to defund police.

Sadly for Psaki just because you say it does not make it true.

According to Townhall:

In a Wednesday morning fact check, The Washington Post calls the White House’s claim “slipshod” and points out that “although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds. That’s not a reduction,” the WaPo piece explains.

The White House stretched again to try and justify their claim when WaPo reached out with questions about the claim saying “Republicans were ‘effectively’ trying to defund the police by withholding support for the coronavirus relief package.”

The Post didn’t buy this explanation either, noting that “voting against a one-time infusion of cash is not the same as voting to cut funding, so there is little basis to claim that Republicans are trying to ‘defund the police.'”

“There’s not even a line item to attach to the White House’s claim that Republicans are trying to defund the police,” WaPo also explains.

Ultimately, The Washington Post awarded Psaki’s claims with three Pinnochios.



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P W
P W
1 year ago

Only three Pinocchios for making an outlandish and clearly and provably false claim, that is what you get if you are a Democrat from WaPo. Meanwhile if you are Trump you can get banned from all social media for saying things like the Wuhan Virus started in a lab, or masks don’t work, or that Hunter Biden has committed crimes, all now provably true but allowed to be claimed false at the time of the statement.

Someone needs to review all of the “fact-checking” done by WaPo over the years to evaluate their validity! Btw, wasn’t WaPo going to do away with their fact-checking department because it was not needed any longer with the new Biden administration in power, didn’t they say that a few months ago? Oh, I looked it up, they will not keep the database any longer under Biden, because it was so big under Trump, good to know they won’t have a record of anything that Biden says, too bad there is social media to remind them all!

James Clyburn just said he has never been against voter ID laws, too bad for him because in October 2020, on Twitter, Clyburn said voter ID laws are a form of “voter suppression” So I guess James Clyburn is either lying now or he supports voter suppression himself based on his previous definition on social media, which is it James?

Sammy
Sammy
1 year ago

WaPo, like most other printed American newspapers, have rendered themselves irrelevant. Even when they question their own leftist policies…. they are irrelevant.
The best part is that the folks the media suck up to, the folks the media gives a free pass to and the folks the media claim should just be able to enter the country without playing by the rules DON’T BUY NEWSPAPERS, DON’T READ NEWSPAPERS.
AND THE LAW ABIDING PEOPLE, WHO PLAY BY THE RULES AND PAY THEIR EXORBITANT TAXES, NO LONGER ARE BUYING NEWSPAPERS!!!
BUSINESSES THAT PAY TO ADVERTISE IN AMERIKA’s NEWSPAPERS WOULD BE SMART TO REALIZE THAT!!!!

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
1 year ago
Reply to  Sammy

I quit reading newspapers long ago. The reporters are liars, the editors are liars. Why do you think readership has dropped so much? They’re all leftist Dems. Most of us with a working brain have figured this out.

SDOFAZ
1 year ago
Reply to  Connie Mays

I read nothing from the Fake News and Fox has joined them in my opinion. I do not belong to FB, Twitter, etc.. And if google blocks me on anything I use DuckDuckGo. They all need to be taken down and broken up including but not limited to Google, FB, Twitter, and the rest of the fascist dictators infringing on our free speech. Yet they tolerate socialist, communist, marxist. And I hate the race baiting in their agenda. Many of us are mix of races and their idiocy does not recognize the results of the melting pot of peoples the USA represents. Absolutely ignorant uneducated morons back the racist theory!

vladimir
vladimir
1 year ago

globalist puppet, piece of adam schitt psaki . . . .

jimdaddy
jimdaddy
1 year ago

Just goes to show, what liers the rabid left is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  jimdaddy

Even the WAPO is calling them out.
Hope someone goes back to ginger and asks about this? I’m sure she’ll circle back. LMAO

cashgirl
1 year ago

Perhaps she behaves like a dizzy ditz because of all those circles she walks in?? 🙂

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
1 year ago

Why are Democrats such liars? It seems they lie about everything, even when the truth would serve them better. Or do they just not know the difference between a lie and the truth?

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  Connie Mays

Democrats are just extremely stupid people. They don’t understand logic. They can’t comprehend cause-and-effect. They think their policies should work but when they don’t the only thing they know how to do is deny the outcomes and blame others for the failures. We saw this when Obozo pulled troops recklessly out of Iraq and ISIS filled the void. Obozo bragged about ending the war until it became clear that his decision threw the country into chaos. The only thing he could do is say that “it wasn’t his decision”. An idiot and a liar, that Obozo!
O’Biden’s latest stupid plan to reduce gas prices is to make the oil company CEOs pay more tax. Surely the man is an idiot, as that will have the exact opposite effect. Oil companies will just pass the tax on to consumers in the form of higher prices.
Democrats lie because they’re so incompetent and only lies have the power to redirect blame onto someone else.

SDOFAZ
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Lying has been very successful for them in the past and Harry Reid has said it in his past. These days more people are awakening from the woke stupor the dim wits want you to continue living and voting in. Most of us who post here are fully awakened and Trump definitely yanked the public into the real world of Fake News. It is why the states are finally challenging the 2020 election. We are really fed up with the complacent party of rino republicans. The party was infested with them. I detested McCain long before his last term as Judas!

BigD
BigD
1 year ago
Reply to  Connie Mays

DemonicRATS have to pass a liar’s test before they are able to be called a demonicRAT.

SDOFAZ
1 year ago
Reply to  Connie Mays

There was a time when it they said a lie, the lie was believed. Harry Reid who was the Senate leader before Schmucky expressed the view that if the lie worked and got him what he wanted then it was all good. THAT is the belief system of the lying left noted as the entire DNC. And there is a reporter who published what Reid said. She got it straight from him. It is probably still online somewhere. I was stunned and that was over a decade or two ago when I found it. So if you are dumb enough to believe a lying dim wit, you fit Harry Reid’s express reason for lying. They win with lies when people do not question their lies but just accept what they say and vote for them. And that is why with fraud and a bunch of paid for votes and really clueless idiots who believe them despite evidence to the contrary, we have old Senile Joe as president today. Good job, Dummies!

TexasTough
TexasTough
1 year ago

Democrats know their voters are stupid so they lie all the time and the rubes believe tjem

connie
connie
1 year ago

Pasaki is a moron that can only read what someone has prepared for her. She is a puppet on a string and reading from a script or a tele-prompter. She needs to realize that the entire world is laughing and making fun of her and does not remotely believe anything the woman says.

cashgirl
1 year ago
Reply to  connie

Has the same puppeteers as the White House “squatter” she speaks for I guess! Not to mention his sidekick, Kamahahaha! A trio of clowns turning everything into a circus. 🙁

Elizabet h Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….The ONLY ONES Try ing to DEFUND the POLICE are the DEMOCRATS. LOOK How THEY are RUNNING Their CITIES. TOTAL CHAOS. THEY Do NOT Know Their HEAD from Their_ _ _. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 year ago

Psaki fried her career with one obviously ridiculous talking point. The Imbecile-in-Chief doesn’t give a hoot because his brain already is on life support. Unfortunately, big media will make half the nation believe it. When this phase of American history passes and the truth emerges, everyone will know how easily it is to dupe the public, even when the lie is big and transparent.

Mad Dog
Mad Dog
1 year ago

A lie is a lie anyway you say it.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

What a pathetic,stupid,lying woman, she’s a complete idiot, if she thinks were going to believe her bs,and hogwash. Circle back dummy, your always in circles lady.

wvcitizen
1 year ago

The clown show continues.

Casey
Casey
1 year ago

I continue to be amazed at the number of fools who made Biden their president.

I don’t believe Biden won the presidency fairly. I do believe that the corruption through mail-in ballots is what turned the election in his favor (our 2020 election was just another casualty of the Corona Virus).

The media has turned into a propaganda wing of the Democrat Political Party and it can not – AND SHOULD NOT – be trusted by any clear-thinking American.

What does scare me is the thought that we may never have another honest election in America. The Democrat Political Party is working on numerous ways to cheat and the Republican Political Party is not doing anywhere near enough to fight it.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Anything coming from Washington needs to be questioned

SDOFAZ
1 year ago

We can only expect lies and more lies from the DNC, the party of Liars, Cheaters, and Stealers. If their mouths are moving, THEY ARE LYING!

paw paw
paw paw
1 year ago

I quit reading the newspapers and listening to mainstream media when the Communist Obama was in office! I actually saw the downward trend of honesty when the sleazy Clintons were in office! When is everyone going to get their fill of this BS & start demanding the truth?!!

Donna Calandra
1 year ago

The demOrats are always self deflecting their corruption onto others

Donna Calandra
1 year ago

demOrats doing what they do best – self deflect their mistakes onto others

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