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ANALYSIS: Why Are Democrats Suddenly Abandoning ‘Defund The Police’?

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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Democrats tried to sweep “Defund the Police” under the rug, but it didn’t work. Their next step appears to be blaming the negative effects of police defunding on Republicans.

Messaging from mainstream Democrats who don’t support police defunding has evolved to take many different forms. With 2022 midterms approaching, the Biden administration is trying harder than ever to distance itself from the politically toxic slogan.