President Trump’s executive order on Tuesday to show he supports the men and women in law enforcement but also identifies areas that can use improvement was met with an eye-roll from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other woke Democrats.
The California Democrat told CNN that Trump’s executive order on police reforms in the wake of George Floyd’s death does little to address “racial injustice and police brutality.”
“I can’t imagine they wouldn’t have a ban on chokeholds,” she said. “Let’s get reasonable.”
She said in a statement,“The President's Executive Order lacks meaningful, mandatory accountability measures to end misconduct. During this moment of national anguish, we must insist on bold change, not meekly surrender to the bare minimum.”
Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, said, “One modest inadequate executive order will not make up for his decades of inflammatory rhetoric and his recent policies designed to roll back the progress that we’ve made in previous years.”
The Associated Press joined in the criticism and ran the headline, “Trump Signs Order on Police Reform, Doesn’t Mention Racism.”
Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said Wednesday that Pelosi’s criticism is evidence that Trump’s good-faith effort to show Republican support of police reforms will do little to increase bipartisan goodwill.
“So what was the point of it?” Sexton asked. “Because I can tell you that the people that I know who really understand law enforcement say this isn’t going to do anything. So why make a hollow gesture like this?”
Sexton said the executive order will do little to make us safer as a country but it seems as though Republican leaders are considering their own political futures and are doing their best not to be targeted by the “woke mob” that is emboldened and hunting for its next victim.
“Bend that knee, Republicans…Bend it…Come on, GOP, don’t fight back. Don’t speak truthfully and honestly to the American people about the insanity of defunding the police,” Sexton said.
Sexton pointed to statistics that showed less than 100 armed individuals being killed by police in a country of 320 million.
Trump’s re-election campaign told Hill TV’s “Rising” on Wednesday that the order prioritizes federal funding for police departments across the country that embraces de-escalation tactics. The order also allows the government to track officers who may have a history of excessive-force complaints.
“Reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals,” he said.