Despite attempting to publicly distance himself and his administration from the “defund the police” movement, President Joe Biden has kept his relationships with some of the most prominent individuals behind the far-left social justice movement.
Fox News reported that White House visitor logs revealed that several "defund the police" activists have visited the Biden White House and met with top aides over the course of the past year, despite the president’s insistence that he supports the country’s police forces.
Anti-police activists appear to have intimate access to the levers of power within the White House. Biden has even promoted leftists sympathetic to the movement to key positions within his administration.
Rashad Robinson, the president of the left-wing racial justice group Color of Change, visited the White House during the summer of 2021 to meet with one of the president’s top advisers.
Robinson is also a celebrater of the birthday of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur. While commemorating Shakur’s birthday, Robinson called for leftist organizations to get “bolder” and “louder” in their demands for police abolition and their “plans for revolution.”
Color of Change has been one of the most active groups when it comes to advocating for the police to be defunded. In 2021, Color of Change was one of the leading voices behind the unsuccessful attempt to “dismantle” and replace the Minneapolis Police Department. This attempt was supported by a $500,000 grant from George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center.
“We know that policing doesn’t keep us safe, communities do. Policing doesn’t lead to thriving communities, investment does,” proclaimed a previous petition circulated by Color of Change.
It also said, “We must begin to envision the society that functions for ALL of us and we must begin by divesting from and dismantling the systems that unjustly harm Black people.”
Robinson also sits on the board of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based left-wing grantmaking group, alongside Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. This group recently voted to expand its anti-police funding efforts.
Carmen Rojas, the president and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and a vocal defund-the-police advocate, visited the White House in December of 2021 and appeared to meet with Nia Page, a special assistant to the top Biden adviser with whom Robinson met.
In the spring of 2021, Rojas proclaimed, “We must be unwavering in our commitment to freedom. The best way to realize it is to defund the police and support abolition. Period.”