AOC Calls Recent Crime Spike 'Hysteria'

AOC Calls Recent Crime Spike 'Hysteria'

GOP officially states Biden

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
June 29, 2021

As major U.S. cities continue to report drastically higher crime rates, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for downplaying the recent spike in crime as "hysteria."

In a recent press release. Rep. Mast disclosed that 3 months of 2021 saw an 18% spike in murders from the same time last year, adding that 27 ambush-styled attacks on law enforcement, police attacks have climbed 50%.

Perhaps the most startling crime statistic is from the city of Portland, Oregon alone, where homicides have increased by 553%, 58% in Atlanta, 37% in Philadelphia, and 22% in Los Angeles respectively compared to 2020.

Let's not forget about the city of Chicago has seen at least one person killed every day.

Mast states, "There's a reason AOC is trying to downplay the lawlessness that has spiked across America," adding that it is "a direct result of her far-left policies trying to Defund the Police!"

With the staggering statistics not going down anytime soon, the White House took a different stance as Press Secretary Jen Psaki blamed Republicans for wanting to defund the police.

The GOP has since fired back, calling her claims "false," even providing a list of what they call "DEMOCRAT-RUN cities that are defunding the police.":

  1. New York
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Washington D.C.
  4. Baltimore
  5. Los Angeles
  6. San Francisco
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Seattle
  9. Portland, Oregon
  10. Oakland
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Hartford, Connecticut

"Enough lies. Crime is surging on Biden’s watch as Democrats across the country push to defund the police. But Biden is showing he doesn’t have the backbone to stand-up to the radical left, and would rather play callous politics instead."—RNC

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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