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Pelosi uses Bible to justify release of prisoners: ‘In our caucus, we are very devoted to the Gospel of Matthew’

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Conservative critics are growing increasingly exasperated by the hypocrisy of Democrat politicians who on one hand insist that lockdown protesters be arrested, but who on the other hand demand that actual criminals be released from incarceration.

One such critic is former Clinton ere Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.

“LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT. The same lunatics promoting these failed ‘lockdowns,’ & arresting people for trying to feed their kids, or for exercising their RIGHTS, now want to release actual prisoners for violating the Rights of others?” he tweeted Sunday.

He added: “What the hell is happening right now????”

Look:

The tweet was posted in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi telling far-left MSNBC host Joy Reid that she and her caucus are interested in pursuing legislation that would force federal detention facilities to release inmates back onto the streets.

Listen (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):

“In our caucus, we are very devoted to the Gospel of Matthew: ‘When I was hungry, you fed me, when I was homeless, you sheltered me, when I was imprisoned, you visited me.’ And so this for us is a part of our value system,” she said.

“We will have language [in the next coronavirus relief bill]… to have some order and clarity so that some people can leave who really don’t need to be there.”

These remarks irritated Bongino, among many others.

Look:

There were a couple notable problems with the speaker’s remarks.

First, the Trump administration itself announced plans last month to release some so-called “at-risk” inmates from federal detention facilities.

“The Trump administration on Thursday joined the national push to release at-risk inmates as the number of cases of coronavirus continues to multiply in the country’s corrections system, with Attorney General William Barr directing leaders of the federal prison system to increase the use of home confinement for some inmates,” CNN reported in late March.

However, a new report out last week suggests the administration eventually chose to renege on those plans, likely because of concerns about the potential for the released inmates to commit more crimes.

“A coronavirus-related policy shift that could have cleared the way for thousands of federal prisoners to be sent home early was abruptly reversed this week, according to friends and family members of inmates,” Politico confirmed last Tuesday.

Second, note how Pelosi told Reid that it’s important “people can leave who really don’t need to be there.” But who gets to decide who doesn’t really need to be behind bars?

Would it be the Massachusetts judge who last month authorized the release of a register sex offender who’d been convicted of “indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age,” “rape and abuse of a child,” and “dissemination of matter harmful to minors?”

Or would it be local/state officials like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who last month authorized the release of hundreds of allegedly “non-violent” inmates from Rikers Island, including one who went on to assault a 62-year-old retired carpenter?

Or perhaps it’d be the throngs of Democrat mayors and governors who’ve allowed their local authorities to harass and arrest anyone with the guts to protest their draconian and arguably unconstitutional lockdown protocols?

Or would it be the same congressional Democrats, including Pelosi, who’ve consistently placed the interests of illegal aliens, including illegal alien gang bangers, over the interests of the American people?

Vivek Saxena

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