Biden addresses rising crime concerns: ‘We can’t turn our backs on law enforcement’

Biden addresses rising crime concerns: ‘We can’t turn our backs on law enforcement’

Biden addresses rising crime concerns: ‘We can’t turn our backs on law enfo...

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Biden has announced his intent to nominate Cindy McCain for US representative to the United Nations food and agriculture programs.

McCain, the widow of Republican senator John McCain of Arizona, crossed party lines and endorsed Biden in the 2020 election. In the lead-up to the election, McCain appeared in a video that aired during the Democratic National Convention, in which she spoke about her late husband’s personal friendship and working relationship with Biden. Her nomination comes as Biden endeavors to emphasize the importance of bipartisanship, urging Democrats and Republican lawmakers to work together on infrastructure and other pressing issues.

Rising homicide rates and gun violence has become a major issue in local political races, including in the New York mayoral primary elections.

For Joe Biden, rising concern about crime has proved to be a politically convenient opportunity for him to boost gun control reforms he touted as a candidate. But the president’s wide-ranging policy proposals are sure to divide Democrats.

We can't let legitimate concerns about shootings and homicides undermine momentum to overhaul law enforcement. We can't repeat the mistakes of the past and think that we can arrest our way out of rising gun violence. https://t.co/0ifVpEJCFE

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