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REMINDER: During a “Now This” interview, Joe Biden said he wants to defund the police. Here’s the exchange⬇️ Ady Barkan: “Can we agree that we can redirect some of the funding [from the police]?” Joe Biden: “Yes, absolutely”

@guypbenson  @realDonaldTrumpB  @FoxNewsSundayi  @BensonAndHarfden  told Ady Barkan he's not for defund. Then his spokesperson said: Not for defund. And then Biden said, again: "Don't have to defund. " Sure, he could do more interviews. But let's not pretend these statements don't count until they appear on a FNC broadcast.

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Once again, the basis for "Biden will defund" is him saying "yes, absolutely" when Ady Barkan asked about redirecting some funding from policing to mental health funding.

The unity task force paper is here; there's a lengthy police section but it was notable for *not* going as far as activists wanted. This is why the "Biden wants to defund" stuff relies on his answer to Ady Barkan.

Biden Defends Undying Allegiance to For-Profit Healthcare During Interview With Dying Medicare for All Advocate Ady Barkan

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"He is everything Trump is not." Ady Barkan, a prominent progressive activist who is dying of ALS, has endorsed Joe Biden. He previously endorsed Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic presidential primary.

Biden's quotes on police to Ady Barkan finally getting pretzeled into official WH messaging. Here's the VP in suburban Philly yesterday; Biden quote is on right.

Biden supposedly said in his interview w/Ady Barkan he wants to defund the police--but it's a cut off clip: he said in the full interview his reform ideas are "not the same as getting rid of or defunding all the police," & he'd look to redirect funding for those that don't reform

Ady Barkan, a progressive activist with ALS, endorses Joe Biden: "He is everything Trump is not"

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Ady Barkan, progressive activist with ALS, endorses Biden: 'He is everything Trump is not'

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Ady Barkan, the prominent liberal activist and advocate for “Medicare for all,” is endorsing Joe Biden for president

Ady Barkan - living with ALS - and fighting for universal healthcare. The disability & healthcare activist talking to @ABC 's @JujuChangABC  on his mission and purpose - working with political candidates to promise a safer future for his children and others.

ADY BARKAN: @AdyBarkan  can no longer walk and talk as a result of the disease, but he has become one of the loudest voices for Medicare for All. “I… just want my life and death to have meant something,” he said. @JujuChangABC  reports.

ALS activist Ady Barkan was arrested in his wheelchair while protesting the GOP tax bill. Barkan says he'll lose years off his life if cuts are made to Medicare

ady barkan'>Activist Ady Barkan is dying from ALS. This speech, which could be his last, will give you chills

"I was a healthy 33-year-old, and I'm not going to be a healthy 34-year-old": Ady Barkan, who is battling ALS and confronted Sen. Jeff Flake while on a flight, says he is becoming paralyzed and wants to have more time ahead with his son

Ady Barkan has health insurance but is still facing $9,000 a month in out-of-pocket medical expenses. He is dying from a terrible neurological disease and using the time he has left to testify before Congress. When we enact Medicare for All, it will be because of heroes like Ady.

"I was a healthy 33-year-old, and I'm not going to be a healthy 34-year-old": Ady Barkan, who is battling ALS and confronted Sen. Jeff Flake while on a flight, says he is becoming paralyzed and wants to have more time ahead with his son

"I was a healthy 33-year-old, and I'm not going to be a healthy 34-year-old." Ady Barkan, who is battling ALS and confronted Sen. Jeff Flake while on a flight, says he is becoming paralyzed and wants to have more time ahead with his son.

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