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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????”
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? What the hell is happening right now???? https://t.co/8LoXpMqM2U
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 26, 2020
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.
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“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.
This the most overblown and destructive response in the history of our nation. There is ZERO common sense in wiping out 27 MILLION jobs, arresting pastors, moms and dads while releasing prisoners.
It is time for We The People to rein this in.
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) April 26, 2020
Somebody needs to seriously remove Nancy Pelosi from office. Her level of incompetence is going to destroy our nation. It is clear that she has no grasp of reality! When are true patriots going to stand against this garbage!
— John Romero (@HDSG2012) April 26, 2020
In case it wasn’t already clear, Pelosi, Ds and media are not looking for a solution to this crisis. They are looking to foment panic and chaos and extend this far into the future for maximum political benefit. Buy ammo and vote accordingly.
— Joe Spotswoode (@spotswoode) April 26, 2020
LOL they area always backwards, upside down, etc. That’s what they do. That bible quote says to visit the prisoners IN prison, not the prisoners should visit you when they’re OUT of prison.
— OneDorsetRd (@1DorsetRd) April 26, 2020
When I was hungry, you fed me with my neighbors forcefully taken earnings, when I was homeless, you sheltered me with my neighbors forcefully taken earnings. @SpeakerPelosi cannot justify her amoral & hedonistic worldview with a Biblical worldview; they conflict.
— Jonathan Graham (@jonathan_g_1982) April 26, 2020
She is absolutely out of her mind. Every thought that she speaks is so upside down, evil and backward!!
— pamela spicer (@pamelacx822) April 26, 2020
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?”
NYC judge frees alleged murderer with prior stabbing arrest out of concern he’ll catch coronavirus https://t.co/vFsK6zJhAi
— eavesdropann TEXT TRUMP TO 88022 #Q (@eavesdropann) March 28, 2020
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?
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