House Democrats just rejected a proposal that would redirect funds earmarked for illegal immigrant support programs to law enforcement and crime prevention measures, continuing the trend of sacrificing Americans’ safety to appease the social justice warriors.
Breitbart reported on Saturday:
House Democrats voted down a motion which would have recommitted $15 million from the left’s “unauthorized program providing free legal assistance to illegal immigrants” and instead applied it to the Byrne Justice Assistance grant program, which provides localities with funding for a range of programs — from assisting local law enforcement to crime prevention and education.
Leftists have clamored to defund and even dismantle law enforcement organizations in favor of community-based crime prevention and response programs, and they won’t even consider proposals that fund both.
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) sponsored the proposal, which would commit $15 million to a range of “public safety initiatives” including law enforcement, mental health programs, crime prevention education, and drug treatment and enforcement.
Advocates of defunding the police champion mental health programs that act as preventative measures against crime, but when a Republican proposes the notion in a bipartisan solution, Democrats immediately balk.
Democrats struck down the motion in a 219-197 vote, extending the contentious legislative battle over police reform.