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House Votes 250-173 To Block DC’s New Soft-On-Crime Criminal Code

As we’ve reported: DC’s city council – over the opposition of the mayor – approved a looney measure that moves toward decriminalizing violent crime in the nation’s murder capital.

Good news: Republicans in the House were unanimous and they were joined by 31 Democrats to overturn the law. One Democrat who voted aye was Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota. She was assaulted in the elevator of her DC apartment building several hours before the vote. Here are the 31 Dems who voted yes:

The measure now heads to the Senate, where we expect an illuminating floor debate on where Democrats stand on fighting crime.

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