FIRST ON FOX: Republicans are launching a large assault in opposition to House Democrats who opposed overturning Washington, D.C.’s soft-on-crime felony code final yr as town’s crime disaster continues to spiral.
Friday marks the one-year anniversary since 173 Democrats voted in opposition to H.J. Res. 26, a invoice that nullified the overhaul of Washington, D.C.’s felony code by town council that softened penalties for violent crime offenders — a truth the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is amplifying in its new media blitz.
“173 extreme House Democrats voted to put violent criminals before the safety of families one year ago today. If Democrats support this move in the city they work, they’ll support slaps on the wrist for carjackers and murderers across America,” NRCC spokesman Will Reinert instructed Fox News Digital.
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“The NRCC won’t let them get away with this dangerous extremism, and neither should voters this November,” he added.
The NRCC’s media marketing campaign is focusing on 14 of the 173 House Democrats who opposed the laws — which President Biden finally broke together with his get together to signal — and are susceptible to shedding their swing-district seats in elections this yr as Republicans goal to bolster their slim majority within the chamber.
Those being focused embody Reps. Chris Deluzio, D-Pa., Dina Titus, D-Nev., Emilia Sykes, D-Ohio, Frank Mrvan, D-Ind., Gabriel Vasquez, D-N.M., Hillary Scholten, D-Mich., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., Mike Levin, D-Calif., Seth Magaziner, D-R.I., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Susan Wild, D-Pa., and Val Hoyle, D-Ore.
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Candidate-specific advertisements will run in every of the 14 districts highlighting their votes on the laws.
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“Murderers given reduced sentences, carjackers given slaps on the wrist by pandering politicians, not just the D.C. City Council. 173 House Democrats voted to support reduced sentences for violent crimes. So crazy, even President Biden won’t support the anarchy. What’s next, defund the police?” the advert says, earlier than referencing the district-specific Democrat being focused.
The media blitz comes as 2023 noticed important will increase in violent crime throughout D.C., together with a 35% enhance in homicides, and a 67% enhance in robberies, in line with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police.
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