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Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden disagree with Tlaib’s call for ‘no more policing’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Wednesday that he does not agree with Rep. Rashida Tlaib D-Mich., who called for “no more policing, incarceration, and militarization” following the fatal police shooting of of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.

“No I don’t,” Sanders told CNN host Wolf Blitzer when asked if he agreed with Tlaib’s statement.

“I think that what we need to do is to understand that there needs to be major, major police reform all across this country,” Sanders said. “We are tired of seeing the same thing, week after week and year after year. We do not want to see innocent African Americans shot in cold blood.”

“So I think that is an area that needs significant amount of work,” the senator continued. “And I hope that Congress begins to work on that immediately.”

Sanders’ statement comes after Tlaib tweeted Monday that she was “done with those who condone government-funded murder.”

“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki emphasized that President Joe Biden also did not agree with Tlaib’s tweet.

“That’s not the president’s view,” Psaki said. “The president’s view is that there are necessary outdated reforms that should be put in place, that there is accountability that needs to happen, that the loss of life is far too high, that these families are suffering around the country, that the Black community is exhausted from the ongoing threats they feel.”

Many democrats are calling for police reform after Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Sunday.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Montana Senator censored, Twitter account suspended, for hunting photo

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The hashtag #FreeSteveDaines has flooded social media after the Twitter account of United States Senator Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, was suspended. The decision by Twitter came Monday night, reportedly due to the profile photo which shows him with his wife next to a hunted Montana antelope.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Daines showed no fear against the platform’s preposterous policy by simply saying, “My wife is a great shot. What can I say?”

Rachel Dumke, press secretary for Daines, said in a statement to Fox News Digital “The Senator thinks it’s preposterous that a picture of him and his wife hunting — an activity that is engrained in the Montana way of life — would be against Twitter rules. Our team has reached out to Twitter, and we’ll be working to get this resolved.”

Supporters from the conservative as well as hunting communities have come to Daines’ defense. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted: “Ridiculous. My friend @SteveDaines is in @Twitter jail for posting this pic w/ his wife Cindy. If you don’t like hunting, fine, don’t go. But don’t censor others who disagree. And I’m pretty sure this is a formal job responsibility for a senator from Montana!”

Republican Representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke complimented the Senator’s wife, writing, “Great shot, Cindy!”

 

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