Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) criticizes Democrats for ... funding the police?

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Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, seems to criticizes the Democrats for funding the police. This is ironic due to the common Republican talking point that Democrats are trying to defund the police.

GAETZ: “In our schools, all across this land there was innovation, creativity, school projects, different ways to learn, and then the Republicans and Democrats joined with President Bush in passing the No Child Left Behind Act and we got Common Core and this theory that we had to have every kid on the same page at the same book on the same day and we lost what was so special about it. We don't want to do that now to law enforcement but you see this entire package of legislation today is intended to do just that. They don't want to fund the police, they want to addict the police to the federal dollar. And that comes with a more efficient way to ensure centralized decision-making, not the localized decision-making that our constitution promises and that has offered great promise to this country for generations.”