President Joe Biden recently addressed the nation and praised the conviction of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd. He then accused the nation of having “deep-seated systemic racism” that allowed a murder in the full light of day and talked about the “march towards justice” in America.
He called on Congress to pass the Floyd reform bill, which would ban chokeholds and remove qualified immunity for law enforcement but continued to deliver remarks that the country was more divided than ever.
“The systemic racism that’s a stain on our nation’s soul — the knee on the neck of justice for black Americans — profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that black and brown Americans experience every single day,” President Biden said.
President Biden talked about how most men and women who wear their badges serve their communities “honorably,” but said there are those willing to seek the raw emotions of a moment and have no interest in social justice. He said they seek to carry out violence, destroy property, and fan the flames of hate and division in the country. “We can’t let them succeed,” Biden adds.
But President Biden’s remarks drew conservative criticism for never defining what “systemic racism” really is and trying to divide the nation even more under the lens of race.
Kentucky’s first Black attorney general in history and first Republican in nearly 7 years, Daniel Cameron, rejected the notion that America is “systemically racist” and criticized President Biden for making comments that add fuel to the fire, instead of unifying it. He stressed the importance of pushing back against this damaging left-wing rhetoric.
“What I believe is that this country has always tried from the very beginning to become a more perfect union. But when you hear comments like you heard from President Biden and others that throw fuel on the fire, that explode the tensions that we have in this country, that’s not good for hoping to unify this country,” Cameron said.
Cameron talked about making sure Republicans are tapping into the renewed spirit of working with the working men and women of this country and, instead, focusing on how to manage economic policy. He is currently leading a lawsuit to stop mandates from President Biden’s “American Rescue Plan Act” that would bar Kentucky and other states from cutting taxes. He said it “blows up” the concept of federalism and state sovereignty.
Sen. Lindsey Graham also disputed President Biden’s claims that “systemic exists” exists in America. He talked about electing a two-term African-American president and having a vice president of African-American-Indian descent, adding that America is not a racist country.
Sen. Graham also shared that Republicans, such as Rep. Tim Scott, have been trying to push police reform bills through Congress for quite some time now. Last year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kamala Harris even blocked and filibustered Scott’s JUSTICE Act in the Chamber. Graham said Democrats didn’t want former President Trump and Rep. Scott to get credit for the bill.
“So this attack on police and policing — reform the police, yes, call them all racist, no. You know, America is a work in progress but best — best place on the planet and Joe Biden spent a lot of time running the place down. I wish he would stop it,” Sen. Graham said.
Sowing the seeds of hate and division is what moves the Democrat Party. Without hate, they are powerless.