Biden Blames Increasing Wave of Violence Across the Country on Everything But His Own Failures as POTUS
In a recent Press Conference, Press Secretary Jen Psaki blamed the ever-increasing wave of crime and violence in the country on everything except the failures of her own administration led by Joe Biden’s inept presidency.
Psaki said that there are a “range of reasons” for the increase in crime and smash-and-grab robberies in cities across the country, dodging a question on whether “soft on crime” policies are to blame.
Smash-and-grab looters have been targeting stores across the nation in recent weeks, robbing retailers of thousands of dollars in merchandise in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Minneapolis.
During a recent White House Press Briefing, Psaki was asked whether she thought cities were experiencing an increase in crime due to its prosecutors and their “soft on crime” approach.
“I would say, we have seen, I’m not going to attribute the reasoning from here,” Psaki said. “What I will tell you is we have seen an increase in crime over the course of the pandemic. There are a range of reasons for that.”
Psaki, though, said the White House is focused on “what we can do to address it.”
“The president has proposed additional funding in the budget to make sure local police departments and cops have the funding they need,” Psaki said. “We also have worked directly with police departments in areas where they are seeing the highest impact of the crime, the retail theft—which we have great concern about.”
She added, “That’s what our focus is on currently — is action and doing what we can to make sure the funding is out there to the communities that need it the most.”
Psaki was pressed further on specific incidents of criminals released from prison back to the streets without prosecution—such as the man who allegedly burned down the Fox News “All American Christmas” tree in New York City last week—and whether President Biden felt that was “good governing.”
“I think I’ve spoken to the president’s concerns about retail theft,” Psaki said. “If you have specific—and the actions taken for specific cases, I would point to the local police departments or the Department of Justice.”
Earlier this month, Psaki said COVID-19 and guns were “root” causes of the increase in organized retail theft.
“One of the root reasons of crime in communities is guns and gun violence, and we’ve seen that statistically around the country,” Psaki said last week, adding that a “root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic.”
A White House official told the press earlier this month that the administration is monitoring reports of looting and said that officials have seen “some of the disturbing videos documenting these thefts.”
“This sort of conduct is absolutely unacceptable, and we’re using every resource at our disposal to support local authorities and crackdown on organized retail theft,” the official said.
Meanwhile, as we reported earlier, a delusional Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she doubts such “smash and grab” crimes have actually ever occurred!