by Guy Page
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan said that now that Democrat-led police defunding has ravaged communities in Vermont, it’s a little late for President Joe Biden to call for police funding.
In his State of the Union speech last night, Pres. Biden called for funding police. Yesterday, Nolan issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address:
“While President Biden went out of his way to express opposition to the misguided ‘defund the police’ movement, the damage is already done and Vermont communities are paying the price. Crime has ravaged our cities, law enforcement is demoralized, the opioid epidemic is taking too many lives and public safety hangs in the balance. As U.S. Attorney, I consistently supported fully funding the police to ensure law enforcement has the resources to serve and protect our communities. And as Vermont’s next senator, I will always stand up against policies that are detrimental to our state, regardless of party lines. Congressman Welch cannot say the same, as he votes 100 percent of the time with his party in Washington. Vermont can do better with a fresh perspective from its leaders in Congress and I am running to be an independent voice that will work across the aisle to do the right thing for our state.”