Democrats are up in arms over Joe Biden’s decision to not veto a bipartisan resolution that overrides a new Washington, D.C., crime bill.
The criminal code updates lower penalties for violent crimes like carjackings and armed robbery, which has caused a stir among even far-left Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who vetoed it, before the city council overrode her.
The out-of-control crime problem in D.C. is at an all-time high, yet 173 House Democrats voted against the common sense resolution to override the criminal code changes. Democrats are now fuming at Biden, and according to The Hill, some of them are resorting to blasting the White House in expletive-laden epithets.
One anonymous congressman gave an expletive-laden statement to The Hill via text message, stating that “The White House f—ed this up royally. So a lot of us who are allies voted no in order to support what the White House wanted. And now we are being hung out to dry.”
This is bizarre behavior from Democrats who never seem to get angry at Joe Biden. Why is not allowing D.C. to become an even worse, crime-infested hellhole the issue that sets them off?
Is it that violent carjackers have been punished too harshly? That armed robbers have it too tough? It’s difficult to understand the mindset of a person who thinks reducing penalties and letting even more dangerous people out of jail will magically lower crime and make things more “equitable.”
Democrats seem to believe that anarchy is the religion of the left, and reducing penalties will help the cause of social justice. However, what about the victims? What about the people who will lose their property, and in some cases, their lives? These raging House Democrats do not seem to care about that.
It is commendable that the president is doing the right thing, even if it is for selfish reasons (to defuse the soft-on-crime talking point before the next election). Sadly, so many in his party would rather watch the world burn in the name of social justice than help people who desperately need help.