I told you the terrifying story about Democratic Rep. Angie Craig, who was assaulted last week in an elevator at her DC apartment building. Thankfully, she managed to fight off her attacker by throwing hot coffee on him. I wondered at the time if she would become a Republican now, the cliché being that a Republican is a Democrat who got mugged. Well, maybe not officially, but she sure is talking like one.
One of Craig’s top staffers is a “defund the police” activist who once responded to killings by police in New York by tweeting “Burn. It. All. Down.” And Craig herself has attended fundraisers by groups tied to the “defund the police” movement. But here are some of the things she’s said since learning she was assaulted by a repeat offender accused of 12 previous assaults over the past decade:
"I mean, it wasn’t even in every instance that he got 10 days or 30 days. Many times, the charges were completely dropped before any justice was achieved at all…If you throw somebody in jail for 10 days and think, 'There's your punishment, and we're gonna let you right back on the street,' what the hell do you think's gonna happen?"
Craig said there must be some way to keep criminals from “getting back out" and getting away with the same crimes. "We have to get these repeat offenders off the streets."
Well, there IS a way, but it requires a lot of people in big blue cities like D.C. to start checking names with an (R) next to them on the ballot. I know it sounds hopeless, but at the rate the Democrats are letting criminals out, it won’t be long before everyone’s been robbed or assaulted, and maybe the entire citizenry will all finally turn into Republicans and vote to save themselves.