(Congress Report) – President Joe Biden has managed to tick off folks in his own party after stating that he would throw his support behind a Republican led effort to override the crime reform bill in Washington, D.C., which would ultimately reduce the penalties for crimes such as burglary and carjacking, according to information that has emerged in a recent report from Politico.
You know the end is nigh when Biden is actually talking about supporting a measure made by the GOP and in the process has made liberals steaming mad. Granted, it’s not like Biden has magically transformed into a conservative or anything. Backing the Republican Party’s efforts to get rid of the bill is simple common sense. After all, he himself lives in the city. Does he really want it to be a less safe place with twice the number of criminals running around? I don’t think so.
As per Mary Lou Masters of the Daily Caller, when the president made the announcement last Thursday that he would sign the resolution if it got to his desk, Democrats lost their minds.
“F****** AMATEUR HOUR. HEADS SHOULD ROLL OVER AT THE WHITE HOUSE OVER THIS,” a House Democrat said in a statement made to The Hill. “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.”
“The D.C. Council passed the crime bill in November, but it was then vetoed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. When her council overruled the veto, House Republicans stepped in by introducing a resolution to override the bill in February, as crimes are up in D.C.,” Masters wrote. “Overall crime in the nation’s capitol is up compared to last year, with homicides up 37%, car theft up 111% and property crime up 32%, according to MPD data.”
“The White House f***** this up royally,” the House Democrat went on to say to The Hill.
I support D.C. Statehood and home-rule – but I don’t support some of the changes D.C. Council put forward over the Mayor’s objections – such as lowering penalties for carjackings.
If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2023
Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York also slammed Biden and stated that he needs to keep his nose out of D.C. lawmaking.
“This ain’t it. DC has a right to govern itself, like any other state or municipality. If the President supports DC statehood, he should govern like it,” Ocasio-Cortez posted in a tweet.
This ain’t it. DC has a right to govern itself, like any other state or municipality. If the President supports DC statehood, he should govern like it.
Plenty of places pass laws the President may disagree with. He should respect the people’s gov of DC just as he does elsewhere. https://t.co/VXczSp8YPc
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2023
Masters continued, “Several Senate Democrats have already committed to backing the resolution, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman, according to Politico. This puts Republicans in a good position to pass this in the Senate, even with a Democratic majority of 51-49.”
“Defending those without power matters — past pledges of support for DC Statehood couldn’t ring more hollow. Its a reminder that until the nearly 700,000 residents of DC have full statehood & autonomy, we will be seen & treated as a colony, even by those who purport to support us,” Charles Allen, D.C. councilmember, remarked on Twitter.
Defending those without power matters – past pledges of support for DC Statehood couldn’t ring more hollow. Its a reminder that until the nearly 700,000 residents of DC have full statehood & autonomy, we will be seen & treated as a colony, even by those who purport to support us. https://t.co/a7hyqVBrWg
— Charles Allen (@charlesallen) March 3, 2023
When the publication reached out to the White House to request a comment on the matter, there was no immediate response.
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