Biden Faces Backlash For Telling Police: ‘shoot ’em in the leg instead of the heart’
Former Vice President and likely 2020 Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden sent a message to police officers when encountering an ‘unarmed’ person with “a knife or something” saying they should “shoot ’em in the leg, instead of the heart,” while visiting a historically black church in Wilmington, Deleware Monday.
Full quote: “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person comin’ at ’em with a knife or something to shoot ’em in the leg instead of the heart is a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that could change.”
Here’s the clip:
Joe Biden says he wants cops who have someone running at them with a knife to “shoot them in the leg.” pic.twitter.com/uhtj8gQa6l
— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) June 1, 2020
Here’s what some Twitter users reacted:
As a former cop this is the dumbest comment ever. A gun battle lasts 3 sec, all fine motor skills are gone. You shoot for center mass , there is no time for such insane targeting. @JoeBiden you should hit the street and show us how it’s done. https://t.co/wRzhI9cbGW
— Dr. Mark Young (@MarkYoungTruth) June 2, 2020
Imagine if @realDonaldTrump said this. https://t.co/zpNh0afAp4
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 2, 2020
Biden wants to shoot em in their hairy legs
— Josh Reif (@Josh_Reif) June 2, 2020
Biden’s comments come after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. In a viral video, a Minneapolis police officer was seen with his leg on Floyd’s neck for minutes while Floyd repeatedly told him he couldn’t breathe before eventually dying of asphyxiation.
In the week that’s followed Floyd’s death, many cities across the country have seen violent riots, looting, and buildings set ablaze. On Monday, the President instructed governors to crack down on the violence by bringing in the National Guard to curb it.
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Former President and current Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, has been indicted and is facing 37 counts in connection with his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The 49-page document was unsealed Friday.
The indictment contains charges of the following: Willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, scheme to conceal, and making false statements and representations.
Trump announced the indictment Thursday night on Truth Social, his social media platform:
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is ‘secured’ by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time.”
Trump declared himself an “INNOCENT MAN” and the subject of the “Greatest Witch Hunt of all time.” The Biden administration, he claimed, is ‘TOTALLY CORRUPT.”
The former president has argued that all the documents in question were declassified when he left the White House. “You’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking about it,” he told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview last year.
Trump was on to Biden's deep corruption re Ukraine and wanted it investigated, so they impeached him.
Now that many of Biden's crimes are being exposed, naturally they're going to indict Trump again.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 8, 2023
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