President Biden made a comparison between Democrats supporting defunding the police and a QAnon conspiracy theory, insisting that his party backs law enforcement.
The remarks came after a reporter sought to clarify remarks the president made earlier during a CNN town hall that “there’s no — no one in the Democratic Party [who] is anti-police.” Biden refuted the statement.
Biden: I didn’t say that.
Reporter: I know that you said you don’t want to defund the police —
Biden: I said that that — that is not the Democratic Party’s position.
Biden: I’m the Democratic Party; I am President. So is the Speaker of the House and so is the –- the Majority Leader. We are not the defunding the police.
Reporter: Okay. And are there people who — in the Democratic Party, who want to defund the police?
Biden responded to that conspiracy theory by asking “Are there people in the Republican Party who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?”
According to The Denver Gazette, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once addressed the “‘frazzledrip’ QAnon conspiracy theory that she and aide Huma Abedin once killed a girl on video before wearing her face as a mask and drinking her blood,” calling it “hurtful” and “painfully false.”
Others progressive Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez have also called for defunding of the police.