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Progressives ‘extraordinarily clueless’ on crime


MSNBC personality Joe Scarborough slammed progressives on Friday as being alarmingly out of touch with voters’ concerns about rising crime rates ahead of critical midterm elections next month.

The “Morning Joe” co-anchor targeted Democrats after the left-leaning network aired a segment with a spotlight group of black voters in Philadelphia. The voters, all Democrats, identified crime as their biggest concern and expressed frustration that lawmakers haven’t adequately addressed the crisis.

“That’s so jarring and we hear it in every single place,” Scarborough said after watching the main target group’s responses. “We hear it from Philadelphia to Latest York to San Francisco. In an Oklahoma debate yesterday, or a few days ago, the Democratic candidate said crime was higher per capita there than in Latest York, and was laughed off the stage — it ended up being the case.”

“There’s a large crime wave, and, you understand, yes, it does fall on each parties, but when you have got woke DAs in Philadelphia principally saying they don’t have against the law problem, when you have got cops quitting left and right in Philadelphia because, you understand, they’re not going to risk their lives so that they can arrest people who find themselves going to be out on the road the following day,” Scarborough added.

Scarborough went on to argue that progressive policymakers in Philadelphia were effectively telling their residents “don’t consider your lying eyes” despite evidence of mounting crime.

“Progressives on crime in places like Philadelphia and Latest York are so extraordinarily clueless,” Scarborough said during Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe.” “It’s maddening. And yet, you see it in these focus groups.”

Public safety has emerged as a critical issue in midterm elections that can determine control of Congress. Republican lawmakers have routinely accused their Democratic counterparts of embracing soft-on-crime policies whilst cities develop into more unsafe.

The “Morning Joe” host slammed “woke DAs” for downplaying the crime problem.MSNBC

In Philadelphia, police had reported 424 homicides in 2022 through Wednesday. That number was a 2% decrease in comparison with last yr’s record-high murder rate, though homicides are still up 58% in comparison with 2019.

This week, Latest York City Mayor Eric Adams argued the media has created a false “perception” of rampant subway crime — despite statistics showing violent crime this yr through August was up 39% in comparison with 2019.

Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough slammed progressives ahead of key midterm elections.CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag

Adams, a Democrat who ran on a promise to make town safer, reversed course and acknowledged Latest York has “real crime to cope with” after CNBC confronted him with The Post’s cover story detailing his past remarks.

MSNBC’s Elise Jordan agreed with Scarborough, noting that progressive messaging on crime has been “condescending” to those that experience it on a every day basis.

Jordan held up a replica of The Post while making her point.

“You take a look at the duvet of the Latest York Post and you have got Eric Adams saying, ‘Oh, crime’s not that bad in Latest York,’” Jordan said. “I don’t learn about you, but I do know plenty of people, in the event that they can afford to not take the subway, they aren’t taking the subway nowadays.”

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