For much of his presidency, Joe Biden has been receiving the same sorts of criticism…namely that he really hasn’t accomplished a whole lot. This was a man who had to be convinced by his party to even run for office, and his reticence has been thoroughly apparent during his time in office.
This week, however, Biden marked the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police by enacting an executive order that was meant to adjust the way that American policing works.
The only problem is that the police don’t believe the executive order actually accomplished anything.
Biden signed the “Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety” Wednesday afternoon on the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer.
The executive order “is a measure of what we can do to heal the very soul of this nation,” Biden said.
Experts weren’t so sure.
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) told Fox News Digital that the organization was not consulted by the Biden administration in crafting the action.
NSA President Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said, “There are potentially elements of this Order that make sense and could be beneficial to all law enforcement. However, Sheriffs are disappointed that the President chose opaqueness over transparency in drafting this order.”
“By choosing not to listen to elected law enforcement the President missed hearing from the rest of the Country. Unfortunately, [he] hand-picked who he and his staff would share the actual verbiage with and who they would take input from. Law enforcement operates in every county in America, not just in East and West coast cities.”
In addition, the National Police Association (NPA) called Biden’s action “political theater,” which may endanger the lives of police officers and the public.
Spokesperson Sgt. Betsy Branter Smith told Fox News Digital that restrictions on military equipment transfers is “one area in which, in the name of making the public safer, may endanger the lives of police and the public.”
“If the president is going to inhibit the ability of law enforcement agencies to obtain these lifesaving vehicles it is incumbent upon him personally to provide a substitute that will be equally effective in protecting police and the public,” Smith said.
The move came within hours of controversial actions by police in Uvalde, Texas, whose response to an elementary school shooting is raising eyebrows this week.