What I try to do is demonstrate by precept and example how we are to proceed as a party, when I spoke out against sloganeering, like ‘ burn, baby, burn ’ in the 1960s and ‘ defund the police,' which I think is cutting the throats of the party, I know exactly where my constituents are. They are against that, and I ’m against that. The House majority whip, who has repeatedly voiced concerns against calls to reduce police funding, made similar comments in November when he told Axios that Democrats struggled in the 2020 elections.
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