House Speaker denounces defund police pledge made by North Carolina Democrats

House Speaker Tim Moore condemned North Carolina Democrats on Monday for committing to a national campaign that includes defunding the police.

Nearly 90 elected officials and candidates from North Carolina took a pledge to model legislation to meet seven policy goals proposed by liberal advocacy group Future Now. One of the proposals calls for reallocating money from law enforcement to fund community-based programs.

“Law enforcement officers across our nation, in our state, are being targeted,” Moore, R-Cleveland, said Monday. “I consider this pledge, signing this pledge, a direct attack on all those in law enforcement in North Carolina.”

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