President Joe Biden addressed a crowd Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and touched on the Safer America Plan and the billions invested in law enforcement agency.

The speech at Wilkes University came after calls from Republicans to defund the FBI after the recent raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Biden roundly dismissed the notion of defunding the FBI.

Biden, who grew up in Scranton, spoke to the crowd about hiring 100,000 new police officers for community policing.

"When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not defund the police. It's fund the police," Biden told the crowd, which had police in attendance.

Biden spoke about crime prevention and the bipartisan bill to combat gun violence, which was signed in June.

He spoke about public safety where Americans "watch the news and they see kids being gunned down in schools and on the streets."

Biden also addressed the wave of mass shootings in recent years.

"We have to act for those families of Buffalo, Uvalde, Newtown, El Paso, Parkland, Charleston, Las Vegas, Orlando … I've been to every one of those. Sat down with those parents. I spent four hours last time with every single one of the parents and families who have lost someone, and seen the looks in their faces," he said.

Biden also noted how the FBI and law enforcement have been threatened "for simply carrying out the law and doing their job." He reaffirmed his position that he opposed defunding the police and the FBI.

Biden ended the speech on a positive and unifying note, telling the crowd, there is "not a single thing we can't do."

"We can do this," he added.

Biden spoke in a state that remains crucial in the 2024 election. In November, the state will elect a new governor and senator, while key House seats are also in the balance.

Biden will be in Philadelphia on Thursday and then later attend a Labor Day celebration in Pittsburgh.