Clyburn: "Nobody is going to defund the police"

Nobody is going to de-fund the police. We can restructure the police forces. Restructure, re-imagine policing. That is what we are going to do. The fact of the matter is that police have a role to play. What we’ve got to do is make sure that their role is one that meets the times, one that responds to these communities that they operate in. … This is a structure that has been developed that we have got to deconstruct. So I wouldn’t say defund. Deconstruct our policing.

— Rep. Clyburn