Top Dems Distance Themselves From Squad’s Call to Abolish Police

Top Democrats, including President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., kept members of the Squad at arm’s length after calls came from them to abolish the police following the fatal police shooting of Black man Daunte Wright, 20.

Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested Monday in a tweet that policing “can’t be reformed” but White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded Tuesday that is “not the president’s view.”

Speaker Pelosi pointed back to the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which seeks to do exactly that: reform policing.

“As I painfully watched the trial of Derek Chauvin during Holy Week, I was grateful that the House had already passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” Pelosi said in a statement to Fox News. “This is all the more sad with the tragic killing of Daunte Wright this week.

“Our legislation provides a solution to systemic racism and does not paint all law enforcement with the same brush.

The Squad comprises Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.