“there is an attitude of lawlessness in our country that springs from I don’t know where … and we cannot have that lawlessness become the norm”
Nancy Pelosi has suddenly noticed that we’re having a little bit of a crime problem in the U.S. and she is just bewildered as to the possible cause.
It’s nice of the Speaker to finally notice reality, isn’t it?
Callie Patteson writes at the New York Post:
Pelosi slams ‘outrageous’ crime surge, won’t admit to liberal cause
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted an “attitude of lawlessness” across the country Wednesday, decrying a recent surge in smash-and-grab crimes – particularly in her hometown of San Francisco – but refusing to admit it stems from police funding cuts and bail reform measures pushed by left-wing lawmakers.
“It’s absolutely outrageous,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said when asked about the crime spike. “Obviously, it cannot continue. But the fact [is] that there is an attitude of lawlessness in our country that springs from I don’t know where … and we cannot have that lawlessness become the norm.”
“It must be stopped, and it’s not just San Francisco,” Pelosi emphasized. “It’s in our entire country.”
The brazen group robberies have made national headlines for weeks. Last month, for example, around 80 people raided a San Francisco-area Nordstrom department store and drove off in two dozen cars with up to $200,000 in goods, police said.
Here’s the video:
Nancy Pelosi: "There is an attitude of lawlessness in our country that springs from I don't know where. Maybe you do." pic.twitter.com/RKjgZm7Eh3
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 15, 2021
It looks like Pelosi is trying to play catch-up with San Francisco Mayor London Breed who seems to have reached her breaking point on crime in her city.
From Yahoo News:
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announces plan to go after ‘bulls*** that has destroyed our city’
After months of viral videos showing deteriorating conditions on the streets of San Francisco, including smash-and-grab robberies and open-air drug use, the city’s mayor has moved to implement a new public safety approach to curb criminal behavior. Her move could signal a recognition by the Democratic establishment that crime may prove a potent issue in upcoming elections.
Speaking at City Hall on Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed lamented “all the bullshit that has destroyed our city,” including thefts at high-end stores like Louis Vuitton, rampant vehicle break-ins and a seeming flood of the potent drug fentanyl. All of it has been captured on video, making for regular Fox News segments and rising consternation among Democrats who see crime as a potential weakness in next year’s midterm elections.
“We are not a city where anything goes,” a shaken Breed said. “Our compassion should not be mistaken for weakness or indifference,” she added, in reference to the California city’s famous culture of tolerance.
SF Mayor @LondonBreed has literally just called bullshit on progressive criminal justice reformers
“It is time for the reign of criminals to end. It comes to an end when are more aggressive with law enforcement & less tolerant of all the BULLSHIT that has destroyed our city” pic.twitter.com/ewqheftUun
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) December 14, 2021
It’s amazing that it has taken this long for liberal leaders to finally notice this problem.
In Nancy Pelosi’s case, it’s laughable. I don’t believe for a second that she is just noticing this now. She just feels she now has some political cover to mention it.
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