Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is setting the agenda for the Democrat Party.
That’s putting Democrats in a perilous political position.
Trey Gowdy dropped the hammer on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with this reality check.
Following the death of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter insurrection Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed Democrats to adopt the policy of defunding the police.
Establishment Democrats saw their voting base rioting in the streets after believing the left’s lies about how police officers were racist killers out to hunt young black men.
But Democrat support of defunding the police proved to be a political and – more importantly – a practical disaster for the day-to-day lives of Americans in the nation’s Democrat-run cities.
As to the politics, in the 2020 election Republicans gained 14 seats in the House of Representatives and won every single toss-up race despite the fact that polls showed Democrats could gain as many as 20 seats.
Republicans owed those wins in large part to voters’ unease with Democrats supporting defunding the police.
But Democrat mayors rolling over for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the “defund the police” movement proved disastrous for the residents of those cities.
In an appearance on “Fox and Friends” former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy blasted the Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies as a “tax” and attack on the poorest residents in American cities.
“I can tell you that crime is a tax on the poor. I mean, you and I may live in neighborhoods where what happened to Lee and Diana is rare, but there are plenty of people who do not. When are folks going to rise up and say, you know what, this is really not a political issue. There’s not a single right that I have that’s going to do me any good if I am dead or if my stuff is taken. I don’t know when voters are going to wake up and say, ‘You know what? We actually deserve a prosecutor who believes in prosecuting crime and not some hug-a-thug criminal justice philosophy that’s not going to make me safer,’” Gowdy stated.
The surge in violent crime is not a figment of Fox News Channel’s imagination.
Murders increased by 30 percent from 2019 to 2020.
The last six months of 2020 saw Black Lives Matter terrorize American cities inflicting over a billion dollars in property damage and killing dozens of Americans.
Murders then increased another six percent from 2020 to 2021.
Democrats caused the surge in violent crime by attacking police officers, cutting the funding for law enforcement, and imposing dangerous no-cash bail policies.
Those policies demonstrably made cities more dangerous and terrified swing voters and videos of violent street crime from Democrat cities rocket around social media which alienate swing voters.
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