This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
As the midterm elections approach, the Democratic candidate for governor in Oregon is the latest advocate of the radical “defund-the-police” movement launched by Black Lives Matter to attempt to rewrite history.
Tina Kotek insisted in a debate with Republican nominee Christine Drazen and independent candidate Betsy Johnson that she has always been a supporter of the police and law enforcement, declaring “we do need more officers.”
Drazan and Johnson both were incredulous.
“Tina Kotek is the original defund-the-police candidate,” Drazan said. “She did not support the police even when rioters were attacking a police station. It’s stunning to me that she would talk now like she supports law enforcement.”
During Georgia’s gubernatorial debate Monday, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams insisted she “supports law enforcement and did so for 11 years.”
However, as the Washington Free Beacon reported, Abrams chaired a left-wing group that distributed thousands of dollars to defund-the-police activists and has called on cities to “reallocate resources” from police departments.
Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Democrats thought they were on their way to unseating Republican Sen. Ron Johnson with their nominee, Mandela Barnes. But Republicans, as CNN reports, “have had a near singular focus, hammering Barnes for violent crime and for previously advocating for shifting police funding to other social services in the community.”
Many other Democratic leaders, unable to deny the rise in violent crime, are now insisting, like Kotek, that they were never for defunding the police.
In a rebuttal to that claim, the Republican National Committee compiled a video of the leaders, including Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling for removing funds from law enforcement and shifting them to other services and even dismantling police departments.