White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to denounce armed vigilantes taking to the streets during a press briefing Monday.
Asked if the White House believes that citizens should stop showing up in cities, especially ones they don’t live in, with weapons to protect buildings, McEnany didn’t directly answer.
“This White House believes our police should be fully funded,” she responded. “We should have more police rather than less, we shouldn’t criticize our police because it is our police officers who are responsible for taking to the streets and protecting us.”
“We need to fund our police officers because they should be the ones out patrolling the streets,” McEnany added.