Democratic and Republican challengers are enlisting the support of influential members of their respective parties as the long-awaited 2022 midterm elections draw closer in the hopes of receiving a late boost right before Election Day.
In order to win over potential voters, New York GOP candidate for governor Lee Zeldin, a New York congressman, reportedly flew conservative stalwart Gov. Ron DeSantis from Florida to a campaign event on Long Island. Zeldin’s followers reportedly appreciated it.
In typical DeSantis fashion, he spared no blows in his denunciation of the dangerous and fatal soft-on-crime policies and efforts to defund police enforcement of woke New York progressives.
“The crime problem has been totally self-inflicted — you cut police budgets, you do things like eliminate cash bail and you have rogue prosecutors who won’t even enforce laws that they agree with — of course, you’re going to have streets that are less safe,” DeSantis stated. “Of course, you are going to have people that aren’t able to do the basics without fearing for their safety.”
Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan, has been at the focus of several national articles about Democrats’ lax anti-crime measures, which appear to be related to a rise in crime worldwide. Soon after assuming office this year, Bragg made headlines by declaring his agency would not pursue certain “low-level” infractions, according to CBS News.
“Stop turning [criminals] loose on the street. They’ll commit a crime, and they put them right back out,” DeSantis went on. “Stop releasing people early from prison. If you do the crime, you must do the time.”
As he attacked New York Democrats for their decisions and policies that have contributed to the city’s present crime pandemic, DeSantis received multiple rounds of raucous, deafening applause.
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“We stand up for the people of law enforcement, the people that wear the uniform. We’ve got their back. You didn’t see me marching two years ago attacking law enforcement, not in the state of Florida,” the Republican governor claimed.
DeSantis emphasized throughout his speech that Zeldin will address the state’s spiraling crime problem, particularly in New York City, in a very different way.
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“We need to focus more on supporting the rights of the victims of crime and not be so concerned with the rights of the criminal. Lee Zeldin will not coddle these people. He will hold them accountable, and you will be safer as a result.”
The Sunshine State’s governor assured the crowd that under Zeldin’s leadership, New York would focus on becoming like Florida: a law-and-order state where criminals are held accountable for their actions.
The anti-crime messaging is crucial, as the topic usually sits at the top of most polls when voters from both parties are asked what issues matter most to them this year. CONTINUE READING…