US House Democrats avoided Tuesday’s US House Judiciary Committee hearing in Chicago. In fact, they avoided it like the plague. Even the local pols stayed far, far away. But ignoring it or boycotting it won’t solve gang violence in Chicago, nor will it save lives. But it keeps them from getting some mud on their fancy suits, or their wingtip shoes.
From The Center Square:
(The Center Square) – Violent crime in Chicago took the focus of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee with victims’ survivors and retired law enforcement prescribing solutions.
The hearing took place not in Washington D.C., but at the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police hall. Testifying was Gianno Caldwell, a Fox News contributor and someone whose teenage brother was shot and killed in Chicago. He said with the end of cash bail and do-not-chase policies, criminals feel emboldened turning The Windy City into Gotham City…
Democrats did not attend the hearing, some telling the media their focus needs to be on crafting a plan by the end of the week to keep the federal government open.
Really? Heaven forbid we have a government shutdown. It’s only peoples’ lives we’re talking about here.
[Crimesha] Foxx told the Tribune she was not invited to testify at the hearing, which she described as a “clown show” and “an exercise in political theater that came at the cost of the exploitation of the loss of Black and brown lives.”
We don’t think a Republican holds a significant office in Cook County, and hasn’t in three or four decades. In Chicago, it’s even longer – nearly a hundred years.
And in that time, how many black and brown lives have been “exploited?” In this case, we’re using “exploited” as meaning “killed.” Tens of thousands?
Yes, it’s political theater, but it’s a result of democrat policies.