Senator Cory Booker enthusiastically endorsed a proposal to freeze police funding in a light Senate speech on Tuesday night.
“It’s a giveaway,” exclaimed Booker (D-NJ) of a resolution proposed by Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) That would block federal funding for local municipalities that “fund the police.” .
“If it wasn’t for the complete abdication of Senate procedures and esteem, I would go over there and kiss my colleague from Alabama.”
Booker said the resolution should settle the debate over whether House Democrats support the fundraising move.
“This senator has given the gift that once and for all we can finally put to bed this slanderous accusation that someone in this great and esteemed body wants to fund the police,” he said.
He rallied his “don’t walk but sashay” colleagues to vote in favor of the “stop the lies” amendment.
“May we also add that every senator here wants to fund the police, believes in God, the country and the apple pie?” he said, slapping his hand against a table to insist.
Tuberville took the vote as a victory, say on twitter Democrats jumped at the chance to distance themselves from the rhetoric.
“American taxpayers in Alabama [shouldn’t] must foot the bill for local leaders in Oregon and Minnesota who value the awakened ‘Defund the Police’ movement rather than the safety of their own community, ”he said in his speech. speech.