by Daveda Gruber:
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will receive a letter that was signed on Monday by over fifty left-leaning groups.
The groups don’t feel that Biden’s response to the protests over the death of George Floyd were “far from sufficient” and that his past performance in the Senate needed to be addressed.
The letter, which was reported by The New York Post, states, “As a Senator, you not only supported but in many cases authored and championed laws that expanded mass incarceration, increased police powers, and exacerbated racial disparities in surveillance and sentencing. These laws broke apart Black communities and robbed many young Black people of a future. They are a part of the history that has led us to this moment, and their ongoing fallout has contributed to the outpourings of grief and anger we are seeing today.”
The letter goes on to condemn Biden’s present campaign commitment to add $300 million in funding for community policing programs. It also says that Biden’s campaign stance described as a Harding-like “return to normalcy” is insufficient.
The letter states that Biden cannot win the election without the enthusiasm of Black voters.
You can see the entire letter here:
Besides the Black vote becoming more of a challenge, Biden is constantly ridiculed for his gaffs, and there are many.
Within his own party, Biden faces more Progressive members whom have called for aggressive anti-police measures. They want defunding, or even abolishing, police forces.
The broader electorate disagree with radical measures.
Biden has called on Congress to pass a law banning the use of chokeholds by police. He would also like to see a stop to giving police forces military weapons.
The former Vice President would like to create a model “use of force” standard and to improve oversight and accountability of police forces.
In a recent USA Today op-ed, Biden said, “While I do not believe federal dollars should go to police departments violating people’s rights or turning to violence as the first resort, I do not support defunding police. The better answer is to give police departments the resources they need to implement meaningful reforms, and to condition other federal dollars on completing those reforms.”
It appears Biden has a deep hole that he has to climb out of because his presumptive voters are not all in agreement with all of his polices and beliefs.
One can imagine Biden clawing out of the basement and peeking around to see if everything was safe, comes to mind.
November is not that far away but I wouldn’t be looking forward to the debates with President Trump that will precede the presidential election, if I were Biden.