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Even Members of Congress Are Getting Mugged on the Streets of DC

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, was carjacked at gunpoint on Monday night outside a Washington apartment building that houses dozens of fellow House members, and is guarded by the Capitol Hill police.

Washington D.C.’s crime problem is out of control with 750 carjackings so far this year.

Earlier this year, Rep. Angie Craig, a Minnesota Democrat, was mugged in her apartment building not far from the Cuellar carjacking. The assailant punched Craig and grabbed her neck, but let go after she threw hot coffee on him.

Later that day, Craig and Cueller were two of the 31 House Democrats who voted with all House Republicans for a bill to ban a DC Council act that would have reduced punishments for violent crimes, including carjackings. Remarkably, 173 Democrats voted no.

Peter Doocy of Fox News asked White House press secretary Karine-Jean Pierre on Tuesday: “So if President Biden’s policies are helping bring crime down, would he be comfortable with somebody borrowing his Corvette, and parking it on the street, overnight, in Southeast D.C.?”

Her reply? “I’m not going to get into hypotheticals.”

The DC crime wave isn’t hypothetical. It’s an epidemic.

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