Empower Wisconsin | Feb. 2, 2022
Talk about being stupid on crime.
In a recent interview, White House press secretary Jen Psaki laughed off growing criticisms of Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.
“What does that even mean?” President Biden’s flack said. “There’s an alternate universe on some coverage.”
Ask the people of Waukesha, Jen. They’ll tell you what soft-on-crime liberals have done to their community. Ask the three Milwaukee law enforcement officers shot by repeat offenders out on low bail in the span of two weeks. Ask the law-abiding citizens of Milwaukee who have watched their neighborhoods turn into war zones amid record murders and violent crimes — all on the watch of liberal leaders.
Wisconsin saw violent crime rates surge nearly 9 percent in 2020, with 18,861 violent crimes reported, according to the latest statistics from the FBI.
U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Allouez) slammed Psaki for her obtuse comments, giving her a pointed tutorial on what soft-on-crime policies really mean.
“Are you kidding me? It means letting violent criminals back out onto the street with ridiculously low cash bail, which resulted in a Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha, WI. It means decriminalizing theft, which has forced small businesses in San Francisco to helplessly close their doors or learn to deal with a new normal in which customers can come in and essentially take up $950 of whatever they want. It means advocating to defund police departments, which both emboldens criminals and endangers cops, 346 of whom were shot just last year. This isn’t some fictitious narrative being spun by the media. Soft on crime policies have made neighborhoods across the country less safe, including right here in Wisconsin,” the Wisconsin congressman said Tuesday.
Watch Gallagher’s full statement here.