No Pushback from ‘View’ As Radical Dem Declares Police ‘Murdered’ Nearly 1000 People Since Floyd


There is no question that if you’re a radical socialist Democrat, you will be embraced without criticism by the outspoken hosts of ABC’s The View.

Newest Democrat “squad” member Cori Bush appeared for the second time this year on the show, where she was treated to yet another mostly softball interview. While there, the Missouri congresswoman made some unsubstantiated, audacious claims about policing in America that went unchallenged by any of the hosts.

In fact, the hosts seemed to cater their questions to Bush’s far-left agenda on every issue. See these softballs:

JOY BEHAR: [S]o first explain to the audience why you think a filibuster is the — the filibuster is such a bad idea.

(….)

SUNNY HOSTIN: [Y]ou did refer to it as the Jim Crow filibuster and the House passed D.C. statehood yesterday but Republicans are planning to block it in the Senate. You’ve said ending that filibuster is key to D.C. becoming the 51st state. How so?

(….)

HOSTIN: Now yesterday on the show I talked about the adultization of black girls. How much do you think that contributes to the overall problem and tragic outcomes like hers [Ma’khia Bryant]  and how can we finally make it clear that our kids are just that, kids? 

(….)

SARA HAINES: [Y]ou said his [Chauvin’s] conviction meant, quote, accountability but not yet justice, unquote. What will that justice look like to you? 

 

 

In fact, the only two questions posed to the congresswoman which might be considered challenging, were sympathetic to the far left [click “expand”]:

ANA NAVARRO: Congresswoman, you and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a Green New Deal for cities. It’s at a cost of about a trillion dollars. Republicans didn’t like the Green New Deal the first time. They don’t like the Green New Deal the second time. Biden wasn’t fully supportive and embrace the Green New Deal, even though he’s taken climate change and all of those things incredibly seriously, appointed a climate czar. Tell me what’s different this time. What’s in the plan this time that you think will make — will lead to a different outcome and get it passed?

(…)

MEGHAN MCCAIN: Congresswoman, President Biden promised significant police reform on day one if he was elected but now there’s almost 100 days into his presidency. We haven’t seen much. He’s backed way from his campaign promise to create a police reform commission and he has dodged questions from the press on the topic and more or less just kicked reform to Congress. Have you been disappointed from his action or lack thereof on the issue?

The Black Lives Matter activist and former Ferguson protester refused to criticize Joe Biden in response to McCain’s question about the president abandoning promises of police reform. Instead she demonized police officers, saying her focus was on keeping her constituents “alive” since her district was “number one for police murder per capita in this country year after year.” 

She again characterized police officers as sadistic murderers in her response to Haines, about getting justice for black Americans after Chauvin’s verdict. While arguing we needed to defund the police, Bush put forward this alarming and dubious claim: “I’ll say this, almost a thousand people have been murdered by police, have been killed by police since George Floyd lost his life. Almost a thousand.”

Despite the shocking claim, no host asked Bush to back it up. In fact, there was no pushback to any of the radical congresswoman’s responses, from the usually argumentative hosts.

This Washington Post piece is probably where the congresswoman got her number from. But her volatile “murder” rhetoric is completely unjustified as it implies an an unjust, intentional killing. The Post’s numbers count all police shootings, armed and unarmed, of all races.

The way Bush answered this question (as you can see in transcript below), could easily fool a viewer into thinking police killed nearly 1000 unarmed black men and women in less than a year’s time. The reality is much, much lower. In an NPR analysis published in January, even the left-wing media outlet found 135 cases of fatal police shootings of unarmed black men and women since 2015.

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Read the relevant transcript portions below:

The View

4/23/2021

JOY BEHAR: You wrote a letter urging senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster which you held a press conference about yesterday. So first explain to the audience why you think a filibuster is the — the filibuster is such a bad idea. I don’t think we totally understand why you want to get rid of it. Go ahead. 

(….)

SUNNY HOSTIN: Congresswoman, you did refer to it as the Jim Crow filibuster and the House passed D.C. statehood yesterday but Republicans are planning to block it in the Senate. You’ve said ending that filibuster is key to D.C. becoming the 51st state. How so? 

(….)

MEGHAN MCCAIN: Congresswoman, President Biden promised significant police reform on day one if he was elected but now there’s almost 100 days into his presidency. We haven’t seen much. He’s backed way from his campaign promise to create a police reform commission and he has dodged questions from the press on the topic and more or less just kicked reform to congress. Have you been disappointed from his action or lack thereof on the issue?

CONGRESSWOMAN CORI BUSH (D-MO): Honestly, Meghan, I’ve been working so hard on the work that we’ve been doing for criminal legal reform, working so hard in trying to keep the people of St. Louis safe and alive, you know, that what the president is is doing, I understand he has his work, but I have mine and so I’m so busy doing this, my team is so busy working with our grassroots organizations, activists on the ground and every time I think about home, when I think about home in St. Louis, my district being number one for police murder per capita in this country year after year. When I think about that and think about the lethal toxic environment that my community lives in, I have to continue to organize and so we are in talks with the White House on multiple issues and this is something that they know that I feel very strongly about and I will continue to do the work. And, you know, the thing is, we are being heard so I’m so happy to see our attorney general stepping up and doing what we would have loved to see a long time ago but to have Merrick Garland in that seat and doing the work, you know, these things are a start. So looking forward to what Kristen Clark will be able to bring and so many others, this is the work and we are in place to do it so I can’t look at, you now, you know, who could do more and all of that, Cori is on the ground doing the work and in Congress. 

ANA NAVARRO: Congresswoman, you and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a Green New Deal for cities. It’s at a cost of about a trillion dollars. Republicans didn’t like the Green New Deal the first time. They don’t like the Green New Deal the second time. Biden wasn’t fully supportive and embrace the Green New Deal, even though he’s taken climate change and all of those things incredibly seriously, appointed a climate czar. Tell me what’s different this time. What’s in the plan this time that you think will make — will lead to a different outcome and get it passed?

(….)

SARA HAINES: Congresswoman, to bring it back to police reform earlier this week when Derek chauvin was found guilty on all counts of murdering George Floyd, you and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley embraced. You said his conviction meant, quote, accountability but not yet justice, unquote. What will that justice look like to you? 

BUSH: Life. Just — that justice looks like to me it would have been George Floyd alive, it would have been a Tatiana Jefferson alive, Ayanna Stanley Jones, the 7-year-old, the baby at the time alive. Daunte Wright, they just buried him yesterday alive. That’s what justice would look like because you know we sat — so many of us sat by with bated breath wondering what’s going to happen with this verdict and we shouldn’t have had to think that. You know, we were thinking, will a police officer be held accountable for his actions for killing another person with a knee on the neck that was actually on camera, you know, will we — we were wondering like will that happen? That is — so that is not justice in any way. Justice is we have — where people are able to live in this country without there being — without their existence, very existence being the color of their skin making them an automatic threat to law enforcement and since we don’t have that in this country and people have been trying to figure it out for so long, you know what, my push is that we defund our police departments and I know people don’t want to hear, oh, we don’t want to talk about defunding but I want people to be clear about what I mean when I say defunding the police, I’m saying demilitarize and this is Cori, I’m not speaking for the entire Black Lives Matter movement but when I say defund the police I’m saying our militarized police forces across this country, I’m saying $150,000 spent on an arm wrap or $300,000, tear gas and rubber bullets and stockpiling gear, I’m saying noise munitions, all of those things that we have in our police departments that hurt people like us and I know because I’m someone who has been hurt by that, by those things, when we — if we remove that and take that money and put into our education system, put it into making sure our unhoused community members are sheltered. Put into mental health resources, that’s what we’re saying because that is what is going to make our community safer because if we — I’ll say this, almost a thousand people have been murdered by police, have been killed by police since George Floyd lost his life. Almost a thousand. We cannot continue to do the same thing and expect something different and all of even patterns and practice — uh-huh.

BEHAR: I don’t want to interrupt you because you’re very smart and very interesting. So we’re going to take a break….

(….)

HOSTIN: Congresswoman, 16-year-old Ma’ Khia Bryant was shot and killed by a police officer on the same day the Chauvin verdict was announced. Yesterday on — even though Ohio is a stand your ground state and allegedly she was surrounded by older women who apparently had been harassing her for a few days. The details are sketchy and still coming out. Now yesterday on the show I talked about the adultization of black girls. How much do you think that contributes to the overall problem and tragic outcomes like hers and how can we finally make it clear that our kids are just that, kids? 



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