For years, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has led the radical left’s movement to reform bail and “defund the police.”
Amid a brazen “smash and grab” organized crime spree in California — and after a serial criminal out on bail plowed his SUV into a Christmas parade and killed at least six in Wisconsin — one top Democratic Party leader said he’s had enough.
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Dov Hikind, a Democratic Party leader in New York and a former state assemblyman, slammed the pro-criminal reform championed by Ocasio-Cortez and her far-left political allies in an interview on Fox News.
And he even called for the arrest of the elected officials that allow criminals to run free.
“It’s beyond belief what’s going on,” Hikind told “Fox and Friends First” on Wednesday.
“These elected officials should be arrested for negligence. They are responsible for caring more about the criminals than they care about the civilians, than they care about you, me, and everyone else,” he said. “People being arrested again and again back into the streets.”
“What does that do to law enforcement?” Hikind asked. “What does that do to the rest of us?”
Hikind slammed the radical left for letting these pro-criminal measures take hold in Democrat-run cities across America.
“They are pathetic,” the former Democratic lawmaker said. “It is shameful, it is disgusting what is going on. People committing crimes again and again?”
“50 pages of records of crimes committed before the individual in Wisconsin is finally…. you know $5 million bail, those people were murdered by that individual!” Hikind said.
“Do you know who’s responsible?” he asked. “The D.A. should be arrested.”
Hikind’s criticism of Ocasio-Cortez and the far-left isn’t empty rhetoric. After criticizing her comments comparing illegal immigrant detention facilities under former President Donald Trump in 2018 to concentration camps run by Nazi Germany, Ocasio-Cortez blocked Hikind.
He successfully sued to protect his First Amendment rights, and the far-left leader was forced to issue a formal apology.
“Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them,” she said at the time.
“In retrospect, it was wrong and improper and does not reflect the values I cherish,” her statement read. “I sincerely apologize for blocking Mr. Hikind.”