In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody, the nation has been engulfed by protests and riots. The central cause of the protests is police brutality, but the idea of defunding the police has begun to gain popularity. Now some are calling to defund the Pentagon.
Some left-wing activists and politicians have supported the protesters’ demand to defund police departments across the U.S., even though recent polling has shown that roughly two-thirds of Americans oppose the idea. Yet despite the general opposition to actually defunding U.S. police departments, some of these same activists and politicians have also begun to support defunding the Pentagon as well. (RELATED: Here Are The Politicians Refusing To Condemn Calls To Defund The Police)