Sen. McConnell Says Calls to Defund the Police Are 'Absolutely Nutty'

In the past, the Kentucky senator has referred to himself as a "strong defender of the police," and in Louisville on Tuesday, he said calls to defund the police were "absolutely nutty."

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 9:55 AM
Updated: Sep 2, 2020 10:44 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, where he spoke on police policy as protests continue across the country, further reinforcing his stance as a "strong defender of the police."

Sen. McConnell called out those who want to strip police funding, calling the notion "absolutely nutty."

"For those who do advocate that, I think it's absolutely nutty," McConnell said on Tuesday. "As I said earlier, if you're in danger, I don't think the best solution is to call a social worker."

According to Sen. McConnell, taking away money from police departments could lead to even worse outcomes.

"So the assumption behind the whole 'defund the police' movement is you take money out of law enforcement and put it into other activities on the assumption that that will produce a more peaceful community," McConnell Continued. "I doubt it."

44News sat down for an interview with Sen. McConnell where he shared additional thoughts on his stance on law enforcement, also saying that he believes the Democratic party is reluctant to stand up for the police.

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