In an interview with Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes,” FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed his agency’s involvement in defending Ukraine from cyberattacks, countering the “biggest threat” from China, and responding to skyrocketing crime.
During the interview, Wray lamented that “violence against law enforcement in this country is one of the biggest phenomena that I think doesn’t get enough attention.”
“Last year, officers were being killed at a rate of almost one every five days,” Wray continued. “An alarming percentage of the 73 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were killed through things like being ambushed or shot while out on patrol.”
“They were killed because they were police officers,” Pelley clarified.
“Right,” Wray responded. “Wearing the badge shouldn’t make you a target.”
The White House, however, has spent the last two years stoking “a national rhetoric of cop hatred and racial animosity” that led to the “59% increase in cop murders in 2021,” according to the New York Post‘s Heather Mac Donald.
Although the president has recently argued that “the answer is not to defund the police,” the primary focus of his administration has been on the dubious threat of “domestic extremism” and “white supremacy,” Mac Donald wrote.
During remarks while signing the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act,” Biden claimed that “racial hate isn’t an old problem” in the United States, but rather that “it’s a persistent problem.”
“Hate never goes away; it only hides,” the president continued. “It hides under the rocks. And given just a little bit of oxygen, it comes roaring back out, screaming.”
“If Biden wants to minimize the electoral losses, he should join his FBI chief in repudiating anti-cop violence,” Mac Donald concluded. “As important, he should retract his own false statements about policing and America’s enduring racism.”