Joe Biden has tried to straddle the fence about cutting off U.S. police forces at the knees, but it has unsurprisingly emerged that a press secretary for his regime has posted radically anti-law-enforcement sentiments on Facebook
Police officers constitute the “largest threat to US national security” wrote Jalina Porter, the deputy spokesperson for secretary of state Antony Blinken, in 2016. Police pose a greater security threat than ISIS or Russian hackers, she said.
Working at the time for the left-leaning Truman National Security Project think tank, Porter made the Facebook post shortly after a black man, Terence Crutcher, was shot dead by police in Oklahoma. Crutcher was high on PCP at the time, according to autopsy results, and was reportedly not following police commands during a tense situation in the street.
“If y’all don’t wake up and rise up to this truth, the genocide against Blacks in America will continue until we are near extinct,” Porter nonetheless wrote in a post that Fox News host Tucker Carlson condemned on his show. The post was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
Porter went on to write: “The largest threat to US national security are US cops. Not ISIS, not Russian hackers, not anyone or anything else.”
The tone of her post goes far beyond Biden’s position during the 2020 campaign, in which he gave lip service to racial justice during the George Floyd protests while avoiding directly criticizing the police.
Biden called for “real policing reform” after the death of Floyd, who was also intoxicated, but also pushed back against calls from some Democrats to “defund the police”.