Radical Democrat and tweet-now-think-later lawmaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has been taking a thorough slamming online after her proposal on April 12 for there to be “no more policing” or incarceration because law enforcement “can’t be reformed.”
The Daily Wire reports Tlaib made the declaration in reaction to the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who fought with police who pulled him over on April 11 over expired license tags. A warrant was out for Wright’s arrest for running from police and a weapons charge.
Police have said that the officer who shot Wright thought she had drawn her taser.
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,” Tlaib shot back. “Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”
Online responders called the proposal insane and suggested that the “no more policing” slogan would hurt Democrats in 2022.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted: “Insane. ‘No more policing,’ It doesn’t get more explicit than this that Democrats want to abolish the police.”
“Two months ago, Rep. Tlaib explained how the FBI came to her aid to protect her from death threats,” progressive Zaid Jilani tweeted. “Do lawmakers who have the best security in America have any concern for people who lack such privileges?”
Hot Air writer Allahpundit commented, “‘no more policing’ sounds like a fine slogan for 2022.”
“‘No more policing’? Ok,” Bob Woodson, founder of the Woodson Center, tweeted. “All politicians who want to defund & eliminate the police should lead by example & start with their own security detail, personal neighborhoods, & gov’t offices. Give up your protection…”
Conservative commentator Pradheep Shanker tweeted: “This police officer was criminally negligent, etc. But no group would be harmed more by the idiotic ranting policies of @RashidaTlaib than minorities.”
A National Review podcaster tweeted: “I’m not sure if she was drunk when she wrote this or the social media intern was drunk. But ‘no more policing or incarceration’ is just what conservatives have been begging for someone like her to be foolish enough to declare.”