The Washington, D.C. Council has proposed revisions to a crime law in response to the region’s high crime rate. The revisions to the criminal code sparked debate since they reduced punishments for violent crimes like as carjackings and armed robberies. Even the far-left mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, vetoed it before the even more radical city council overrode her.
With the out-of-control crime issue in Washington, D.C., one might assume that adjustments are necessary, but reducing punishments for violent offenses seems an unusual approach to commence aggressive enforcement. After course, this is the Democratic Party, which want to defund the cops. Instead, 173 House Democrats voted against the common sense proposal to overturn the penal code revisions.
But, President Biden informed Democratic lawmakers on Thursday that he would not veto a bipartisan resolution that overrides the resolution. The Democrats who voted for the override are furious that they were duped; they are not satisfied at all. Joe Biden appears to have done something to enrage his own party once more.
According to NBC, the White House opposes the House resolution to reverse the D.C. Council’s revisions to the city’s criminal code, but it has previously refrained from stating that Vice President Biden would veto the measure if it reached his desk. Despite his support for Washington’s autonomy, a White House official said Thursday that Biden will not veto the bill, and Biden tweeted that he will sign it. “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,” Biden wrote. “If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it”
Mayor Muriel Bowser opposed the modifications made by the D.C. Council, but her veto was overruled. Yet, she has urged Congress not to interfere with the district’s autonomy. The mayor tweeted, “I urge on all senators who share a commitment to the fundamental democratic values of self-determination and local autonomy to vote “NO” on any disapproval resolutions concerning legally enacted District of Columbia legislation.”
According to FOX News, Democrats are outraged with Biden and are not hiding their anger:
According to The Hill, some of these Democratic Party lawmakers are so outraged over Biden’s decision that they’ve resorted to blasting the White House in expletive-laden epithets. One told the outlet that this is “F—ING AMATEUR HOUR.”
The same congressman alleged that the White House “f—ed this up royally.” Others called Biden’s choice “disappointing.”
An expletive-heavy text message from a legislator who was particularly furious was sent to The Hill. The legislator stated, “The White House f—ed this up royally.”
He added, “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.” In all caps, he declared, “F—ING AMATEUR HOUR. HEADS SHOULD ROLL OVER AT THE WHITE HOUSE OVER THIS.”
Red State provided commentary on the matter:
This is Twilight Zone stuff. Democrats seemingly never get angry at Joe Biden, but his not allowing D.C. to become an even worse, crime-infested hellhole is a bridge too far? That’s the thing that sets them off? CONTINUE READING…