According to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Republicans were trying to defund the police and not support law enforcement by voting against President Biden's Covid relief plan.
As per Jen Psaki, since the Covid bill included a clause on funding for 'community policing,' the Republicans were responsible for defunding the police by not supporting it.
On being asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about the pandemic relief plan for the police department, Psaki argued,
“Any local department would argue that keeping cops on the beat to keep the communities safe when they had to because of budget shortfall, fire police, is something that helped them address the crime in their local communities.”
But in reality, the Democrats were the ones who were openly calling out for defunding the police.