President Biden had said publicly last week that he was supportive of the Republican Senators blocking the DC Crime laws that the District wanted to implement. He got a lot of pushback from Democrats and the media for saying so but it turns out, he knew how badly the support of DC’s crime “overhaul” was going to go down in flames in the Senate.
The Senate voted 81-14 to make sure that D.C. would not be able to implement their crime laws that would have allowed, among other things, changing criminal justice policies to redefine crimes, rework sentencing, do away with mandatory minimum sentences for a lot of crimes and reduce maximum penalties for carjacking, burglary and robbery. Even though Mayor Muriel Bowser had surprisingly vetoed the overhaul of the crime laws, the City Council overrode her veto, paving the way for their pro-criminal laws to go into effect. But the Senate actually said no.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader, said on Wednesday morning, “This is your capital city. But local politicians have let its streets become a danger and an embarrassment.” He also said about the Democrats ignoring the crime in the rest of the country, “They are not going to be able to duck the heat for the violent crime surge to which their policies, their rhetoric, and their political movement have directly contributed.”
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14 Democrats still voted FOR the crime law changes in D.C. though – sticking with their pro- criminal agenda. The Senators who want to protect the criminals included Cory Booker (NJ), Cardin (MD), Duckworth (IL), Durbin (IL), Hirono (HI), Markey (MA), Merkley (OR), Murphy (CT), Reed (RI), Bernie Sanders (VT), Van Hollen (MD), Elizabeth Warren (MA), Welch (VT) and Whitehouse (RI).
The coward Senator Raphael Warnock from Georgia voted present and three Democrats didn’t vote at all (Carper from DE, Feinstein from CA and Fetterman from PA).
Meanwhile, the efforts to protect criminals in the rest of the country continues – with plea deals for rapists and murderers, no cash bail for many, lax enforcement of crimes by police officers and a lack of prosecution by law officials.
So while Democrats working in DC actually care about their own wellbeing and not being robbed, carjacked or murdered, they still don’t give two cents about the rest of us.
While some of the Democrat Senators are actually paying attention to the fact that homicides in D.C. have risen for four years in a row (and are up 33% from the same time last year), they ignore the homicide rates everywhere else in the country.
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