Pelosi Takes a Stance Against the Squad

Nancy Pelosi is often seen as a progressive. So, it would be reasonable to believe that she is supportive of anything that “The Squad” wants to push – including defunding and reforming police departments across the nation.

Apparently, Pelosi is looking to show that she’s not quite as progressive as AOC, Ilhan Omar, and the rest of the Squad members. In fact, she has taken a stance to let them know that their plans to ditch law enforcement altogether is dead.

Throughout the 2020 elections and even now, cries of “Defund the police” were heard from quite a few members of the Squad along with other left-leaning Democrats. It is not, however, the direction the Democratic Party is headed, according to the House Speaker.

It’s about time that the Democrats clear things up. After all, many liberal cities have seen crime rates skyrocket after trying to defund the police. And we’ve all seen how many liberals have lost their seats in local and federal elections because they believed that the police (and not the criminals) were the problem.

George Stephanopoulos had the opportunity to ask Pelosi the question that everyone’s been trying to figure out – how is rising crime going to be addressed? He pointed out that there is a noticeable division within the party. Karen Bass, a candidate running for LA mayor, has said that she wants to increase the size of the police force. Meanwhile, congresswoman Cori Bush from Missouri wants to defund the police.

So, how will Democrats address the rising crime rates?

Pelosi’s answer couldn’t have been clearer: “With all due respect in the world for Cori Bush, that’s not the position of the Democratic Party. Community safety to protect and defend in every way is our oath of office. We’re all concerned about mistreatment of people.”

Pelosi went on to explain Bass’s position of the “Justice in Policing Act” so that various issues can be addressed, including eliminating the chokehold and the no-knock warrants.

The Speaker of the House has certainly drawn a line in the sand. Democrats need to figure out what side of the line they want to be on. They are either going to promote community safety by supporting law enforcement or they are going to be shunned by the Democratic Party.

To be clear, though, people like Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and others, have never really been part of the Democratic Party. They are Democratic Socialists. Just ask any one of them.

Bernie Sanders, too, is a socialist. He sits on the side of the Democrats because, as far as the U.S. government is concerned, we have a two-party system. But, if you look at the number of parties that come crawling out of the woodwork during an election year, nothing is as simple as Democrat and Republican anymore.

We have the American Independent Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Peace and Freedom Party, and many others.

If the Squad wants to continue to push the “defund the police” movement, they are going to have to do so without the support of the Democratic Party. Pelosi has said that it isn’t the direction that the Democratic Party is being taken.

It means that the Squad should probably take the hint and move on. If they continue to push and continue to stay within the Democratic Party, they’ll drag the entire party down with them – and there’s no way that Pelosi will let that happen.

The Democratic Party may tear apart once and for all now that the line has been drawn. It would allow people to be honest about who they are and what they want for the country. And, it could mean that we could finally rid ourselves of the bad progressive policies that have been thrust upon us by the likes of the Squad members.

In case some of the Squad members haven’t heard, Pelosi clears things up by saying, “Make no mistake, community safety is our responsibility. I quote one of my colleagues from New York, Ritchie Torres, a brand new member of Congress way on the left, saying that ‘defund the police’ is dead. That causes a concern with a few in our caucus. But public safety is our responsibility.”

Great. Now that we have that cleared up, perhaps they can actually start working to lower the crime rates.