The video splits together with footage of an interview between ADS Barken, who owns ALS and speaks using computerized artificial voice, and Biden.
In the original video, Barkan asks Biden if he can agree that “we can redirect from some funds” to police departments towards mental health services, to which Biden replies, “Yes.”
The clip is tweeted by the number two Republican in the House, in which the word “for the police” is edited into a digitized voice to make it sound as if Barkan asks Biden if he agrees that he can “redirect some funding for the police.” . ”
Schleiz used the tweet to promote the popular notion that Democrats were responsible for creating unrest as nationwide protests erupted after police opened fire on black people, adding in his tweet: “No police. Mob rule. Total chaos. That’s the result of Democrats. Is the agenda.
Barkan tweeted to Schleis just before the tweet landed, “These are not my words. I have lost the ability to speak, but not my agency or my thoughts. You and your team have made your words a doctor for your own political gain. Please remove.” Please. This video is urgent. You are left to apologize to the entire disability community. “
A Twitter spokesperson said the tweet was labeled “based on its synthetic and manipulated media policy.” The issue with the video was Barkan’s audio dio manipulation, not adding Bark to the original audio dio.
The video was also posted on Facebook. While the video appears to have been taken by Scalis, it does not appear that Facebook has taken action against the video. CNN has reached out to Facebook to comment.
Before deleting the video, Schles defended it by tweeting, “Twice in an interview Biden says ‘yes’ and ‘yes at all’ to questions about redirecting police funds.”
And in another tweet, Skylis said, “If Biden twice said ‘yes’ to the question of his support for redirecting money from the police, we would respect @Adibarkan’s request and remove part of his interview from our video.”
Biden also tweeted on Sunday, demanding the video be released.
Biden said, “This video is about a doctor – and a blatant attempt to spread false information at the expense of a person using assistive technology.” “It should be removed. Now.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had earlier condemned Scalis’ tweet, saying, “Congressman Scullys should take down his doctor’s video and apologize immediately.”