Posted For: Layla Godey
President Joe Biden jumped into the fray over the Tucker Carlson Jan. 6 footage this week by tweeting his support for the Capitol Police. In a not-so-subtle attempt to try to discredit Carlson and the new footage, Biden put his sanctimony on full display as he tried to draw a parallel between the new footage and the plight of police officers on Jan. 6.
It was a disingenuous and pathetic attempt to exploit what happened to them and deflect from the real issue over Carlson’s footage.
More than 140 officers were injured on Jan 6.
I’ve said before: How dare anyone diminish or deny the hell they went through?
I stand with the @CapitolPolice.
I hope House Republicans feel ashamed for what was done to undermine our law enforcement. https://t.co/pES1zApH9Y
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 8, 2023
“More than 140 officers were injured on January 6. I’ve said it before: How dare anyone diminish or deny the hell they went through? I stand with the @CapitolPolice,” Biden tweeted on March 8. “I hope House Republicans feel ashamed for what was done to undermine our law enforcement.”
Biden’s concern over police officers is quite clearly disingenuous. If he did actually care about police, he would have said something about the more than 2,000 police officers injured during the 2020 George Floyd riots. There was also the incident in which rioters tried to burn down a police precinct in Seattle with officers still in the building. But Biden has not said a word about those experiences. That was “good” rioting, and what happened at the Capitol was “bad” rioting, so we only care about the police officers in the latter case.
If Biden was genuinely concerned about the safety of police officers facing political violence, he doesn’t even have to go back to 2020. He could go back to earlier this week, when antifa thugs and other left-wing revolutionaries, once again, attacked a police training facility in Georgia. As an absolute surprise to no one, Biden has yet to mention or condemn that violence.
To paraphrase his tweet, how dare he not acknowledge the hell they went through?
Biden doesn’t care about police officers; he never has. They only matter to him when it comes time for political endorsements or when he can use them as political pawns. His outrage is nothing more than political theater. Police officers throughout the country should condemn Biden for this exploitation.
Biden’s tweet of empathy toward police officers was as authentic as his fake White House studio or any of the numerous other falsehoods he has told since January 2021. Additionally, his tweet was indicative of the hyperbolic fearmongering and division that Biden has made a staple of his presidency. As usual, no one should believe anything President Joe Biden says, especially when he is pretending to defend police officers.