(ReliableNews.org) – After George Floyd died in an incident with Minneapolis police, Democrats across the country started calling on cities to defund their police departments. More than 20 departments in major cities saw their budgets shrink as a result of the movement. The radical Left apparently forgot who keeps their cities safe.
In a completely unsurprising turn of events, crime started to rise across the US. According to the Major Cities Chiefs Association, homicides are up 40% over the previous year in the country. Of the 66 major police jurisdictions, 63 saw an increase in violent crime. It’s so bad that some of the cities that reduced their LEO budgets are now reversing course and re-funding their police departments.
While the increase in crime is certainly bad for the country, something good could come out of it: Republicans could use it to take back control of Congress from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
An Opportunity for Republicans
When former President Donald Trump ran for the White House in 2016, he said he was going to be the law and order POTUS. That message resonated with voters who remembered the riots of the Barack Obama years. The billionaire businessman went on to win the election and enact pro-police, tough-on-crime policies.
Now Republicans have an opportunity to remind voters of the peace and safety they experienced during the Trump era. GOP strategist Jon Gilmore told the Washington Examiner that lawmakers need to address the increase in crime with policies that both support law enforcement and “are incentives to work.” He thinks that conservatives could be successful in 2022 if they “continue that drumbeat in the midterms.”
At the end of the day, the American people want to live safe and prosperous lives. If Republicans can show the people that Democratic policies are creating an environment that is dangerous for their families, they are much more likely to vote for the law and order candidates.
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