The partisan divide in Washington seems to be alive and well, as President Biden’s decision to support a bi-partisan resolution that overrides a new Washington, D.C. crime bill has angered some members of the Democratic Party.
The updates to the criminal code would reduce penalties for violent crimes such as carjackings and armed robbery, a decision that has been widely criticized. Even Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the bill, but the city council overrode her.
However, 173 House Democrats have opposed the common-sense resolution, expressing their discontent with the decision. According to Fox News, expletives have been flying as Democratic lawmakers rage at Biden, with some of these Democratic Party lawmakers so outraged over Biden’s decision that they have resorted to blasting the White House in expletive-laden epithets.
One lawmaker claimed that the White House “f-ed this up royally,” while others said Biden’s decision was “disappointing.” Some lawmakers have given statements to The Hill, expressing their disappointment with Biden’s decision.
One anonymous congressman said, “The White House f-ed this up royally. So a lot of us who are allies voted no to support what the White House wanted. And now we are being hung out to dry. F-ing amateur hour.
Heads should roll over at the White House over this.” The decision by the President to support the bi-partisan resolution seems to have caught some Democrats off-guard, given the out-of-control crime problem that exists in D.C. While one would expect federal Democrats to come together and do what’s best for their constituents, some members of the party have decided to oppose the decision.
It is ironic that the party that wants to defund the police is angry at the President for not allowing D.C. to become an even worse, crime-infested hellhole. There is no argument here that violent carjackers have been punished too harshly or that armed robbers have it too tough.
It is difficult to fathom the mindset of a person who looks at the crime problem in D.C. and thinks that “we are just being too hard on all these criminals.” It appears that anarchy is the religion of the left.
They believe that reducing penalties and letting even more dangerous people out of jail will magically lower crime and make things more “equitable.” But what about the victims? What about the people who will lose their property and their lives?
Do these raging House Democrats simply not care about that? While President Biden’s decision may have been made for selfish reasons, at least he is doing the right thing.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for so many in his party who would rather watch the world burn in the name of social justice than help people who desperately need help.