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The Ghost of Defund Comes for Rashida Tlaib

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The Ghost of Defund Comes for Rashida Tlaib

The Dispatch November 24, 2021
Policing & Public SafetyAll

A prison abolition bill has returned to haunt the ultra-progressive representative.

Among the most important tools in a politician’s toolbox is the ability to dodge an unflattering question. In an interview segment released Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) offered a textbook case study in how not to do it.

In the interview, Axios’s Jonathan Swan pressed Tlaib on the BREATHE Act, a bill authored by the social-justice coalition Movement for Black Lives and backed by Tlaib and fellow “Squad” member Ayanna Pressley, among others. Swan noted that the proposal would empty federal prisons—home to about 12 percent of prisoners nationwide—within a decade of passage.

Continue reading the entire piece here at The Dispatch

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Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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