Capitol Report (Feb. 9): Police Leaving the Force Across Nation

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
February 9, 2022Full Episodesshare

A crime wave has swept across the nation—more robberies and the largest spike in murders in six decades. As President Joe Biden works to shed the “Defund the Police” label from the Democratic Party, a bipartisan push is underway on Capitol Hill to invest more in law enforcement.

Crime is up all across the country, as more cities around the United States are loosening laws and releasing criminals back to the streets. A former captain for a Sheriffs Department and United States congressman may have some answers.

What’s next for Biden’s faltered Build Back Better bill? The White House says it might lose its branding, but some Democrats seem to be waving goodbye not just to its name.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is calling on Democrats to support his bill to end all mask mandates in schools, as several blue states are moving to drop the mask mandates, but the White House is lagging behind.

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) released a statement on the International Olympic Committee and the human rights abuses committed by the Chinese Communist Party.

On again, off again—that’s been the case for many blue states around the country when it comes to mask mandates. Are they following science or political science? Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter weighs in.

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