‘I don’t think it’s rotten at the core’: Biden tells Trevor Noah that he’s still against defunding the police
- Democratic Presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden said he supported police reform as opposed to defunding the police in an interview on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah.
- However, he also called for turning over “as we can to non-armed police officers.”
- According to CNN Biden was a “staunch ally” to police unions while he was a senator.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden doubled down on his position against calls to defund the police in an interview on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah on Wednesday.
However, by the end of the interview, Biden had called for less forceful interventions when it came to several community issues.
“I think we should turn over as much as we can to non-armed police officers to de-escalate things related to mental illness, homelessness, and drug abuse,” Biden told Noah.
While Biden has called for more police accountability and reform, he’s fallen short of calling for the defunding of police departments, which many protesters and activists are calling for after the death of George Floyd, when a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.
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[Source: Business Insider]