After pushing “Defund the Police” and other soft-on-crime policies, Democrats are realizing these agenda items are not only woefully unpopular with voters but are resulting in skyrocketing crime rates.
President Joe Biden was supposed to travel to Pennsylvania in July to advocate for a plan to spend $37 billion on hiring more police officers before contracting COVID-19. The budget proposals from the president were supposed to include $13 billion to hire and train 100,000 police officers.
Democrat-run cities have more homicides per capita, according to data from WalletHub. The city’s 50 most populous cities saw crime rise by 18% in the two years since 2020, according to the poll. Violent crime hit record highs in Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington in 2021, according to an analysis from Fox News.
Some, however, are doubling down. George Soros, the billionaire notorious for pouring money into efforts to elect left-wing District Attorneys, defended his actions in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday. Soros wrote that “[he has] no intention of stopping” his support of left-wing candidates for prosecutor following the recall of Soros-funded San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin. (RELATED: ‘An Alternative Universe’: Fox News Guest Rips Soros Op-Ed Backing Leftist