Rep. Andy Biggs asks Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to examine corresponding calls to 'defund' police, crime wave

Rep. Andy Biggs asks Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to examine corresponding calls to 'defund' police, crime wave

6/17/2021 12:45:00 AM

Rep. Andy Biggs asks Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to examine corresponding calls to 'defund' police, crime wave

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., in a Wednesday letter asked Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee, D-Texas, to schedule a hearing to examine calls to 'defund the police' and a possible correlation with rising violent crime in U.S. cities.

in U.S. cities.Biggs called on Jackson Lee, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, to schedule a hearing on the matter in alettersigned by all 10 Republicans on the subcommittee, as well as Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

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"Violent crime is exploding in cities across America that have defunded the police," Biggs said in a Wednesday statement."These Democrat-run cities have maliciously attacked and smeared our police forces, but can’t understand why our officers are leaving the field in droves and why crime rates continue to sky-rocket."

He added that lawmakers"must defend the thin blue line and restore law and order by holding the Democrats accountable for this destructive agenda."Jackson Lee's office did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fox News.Calls fromprogressive

 federal, state and local lawmakers to"defund" police departments or reduce state and citywide police budgets became popularized after then-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, a Black man, more than a year ago. The slogan has become commonplace among protesters, political pundits and progressive politicians.

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