During a recent interview on a nationally syndicated radio show, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested more police officers on the subways have only worsened the situation, and that violent crime is actually down in New York City.
She appeared on “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday, hours before she would be reelected by voters in her deeply blue district, where she claimed, contrary to statistics, “A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.”
“Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system so that tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving the problem,” she said in an apparent attempt to accuse police of being the problem.
As crime deniers attempted to fend off Republican challengers in midterm elections, they often repeated the same claims. When AOC did so, it worked. Thankfully, her gaslighting was exposed on Thursday’s edition of “The Five,” when the panelists blasted the “frickin’ moron” and her delusional beliefs.
Greg Gutfield and Jeanine Pirro discussed the congresswoman’s controversial comments after co-host Dana Perino informed viewers that not only did Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Squad members comfortably win reelection but that their caucus had been expanded to include four progressive radicals.
“Look, AOC says crime went up once the police presence went up,” Gutfeld remarked. “That is either the product of a dishonest mind or a mentally disabled one.”
“Because the police are a response to the crime,” he explained. “The crime was there first. How can you lie about that?”
“I mean does she think that the police actually show up, they put up the yellow crime tape and then they go ‘this is where you commit the crime everybody, get in here,’” he added. ” Do you think that the chalk outlines are drawn before the body’s placed in there, you frickin’ moron?”
“She is so stupid, it is stunning,’ Pirro noted later. “More cops cause more violence on the trains, on the subways? Did it ever occur to her there might even be more crime but for the fact that there were more police there?”
“Despite Ocasio-Cortez’s twisted version of reality, crime is up 31 percent in New York City according to NYPD statistics through mid-October with felony assaults, robbery, and rape all up by double digits although the body count has declined with murders down by nearly 15 percent,” BizPacReview reported.
Even CNN is reporting a rise of a stunning 40 percent over last year on the subway transit system that New Yorkers rely upon on a daily basis but, since the Big Apple has been transformed into a brutal dystopian hellhole under Democrat rule, they put their lives in peril every time that they go to work or the grocery store.
Ocasio-Cortez is hardly an expert on criminology but since her constituents keep voting for her, they have nobody to blame but themselves for their city being overrun by violent thugs.
Speaking of criminal behavior, Biden suggested that he would use “legitimate” Constitutional methods to ensure Donald Trump would not take power if he won the election in 2024.
Following the midterm elections, Biden spoke during a “victory lap” press conference despite Republicans slated to take the House and impeach him. It’s still to early to tell if the GOP will take the Senate. A reporter asked Biden how he would convey “that the former President will not return.”
“How do you reassure [world leaders] … that the former President will not return or that his political movement, which is still very strong, will not once again take power in the United States?” the reporter asked.
The idea that Trump’s political movement is strong is laughable to Biden.
“Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run,” Biden declared. “I’m making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again.”
Biden: "We have to demonstrate that [Trump] will not take power if he does run. Making sure he under the legitimate efforts of the Constitution, become the next president again." pic.twitter.com/iwE3hP2njG
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 9, 2022
It’s unclear what ‘legitimate’ Constitutional efforts Biden could take to prevent Trump from taking power in 2024, apart from running for re-election. Republicans’ underwhelming midterm showing has made that scenario more likely.
Biden praised the election results, proclaiming, “While the press and the pundits [were] predicting a giant red wave, it didn’t happen.”
He claimed that “Democrats had a strong night,” even though it is most likely that the GOP will ultimately regain power in the House, and they still stand a chance in the Senate.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 10, 2022
“Former President Donald Trump has teased a big announcement this coming Tuesday, with speculation being that it will involve announcing his presidential campaign in 2024,” the Political Insider reported.
At the press conference, a newly confident Biden suggested he would be running again as well.
When a reporter explained that two-thirds of Americans in exit polls indicate they do not want to see Biden run in 2024, the President responded: “Watch me.”
Biden’s latest comments are reminiscent of those he made in the midst of the 2020 presidential election, suggesting the military could be used to escort Trump out of the White House.
“I promise, I am absolutely convinced they [the military] will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” Biden replied when it was implied that Trump would not leave voluntarily.
In addition to his claims about Trump, the then-candidate for president said he was going to try to “steal this election.”
Joe Biden says that his greatest concern that is that President Trump is going to try to “steal this election” and the military will have to escort him from the White House.
"I promise you I'm absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch." pic.twitter.com/MLPhMy2EdW
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 11, 2020
Immediately after the 2020 election, a Biden campaign spokesperson stated that “the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”
Asked what he planned to do differently in his two years as president to reassure the 75 percent of Americans who believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, Biden answered, “Nothing.”
“They’re just finding out what we’re doing,” Biden added. “The more they know about what we’re doing, the more support there is.”
Although Trump conceded the midterms were “somewhat disappointing,” he still sought to project a positive tone, calling them a “very big victory.”
“While in certain ways yesterday’s election was somewhat disappointing, from my personal standpoint it was a very big victory – 219 WINS and 16 Losses in the General – Who has ever done better than that?” Trump wrote on his Truth Social page.