Reacting to news that a radical congresswoman’s car was recently hit by a bullet, an NYPD officer and commentator told Fox News on Thursday that “we need” Democratic lawmakers. owners “become victims” of criminal violence so they can “see firsthand how bad the streets really are” and support his preferred policies.
Representative Cori Bush (D-MO)an outspoken Black Lives Matter ally and criminal justice reform advocate, revealed on Thursday that her vehicle was hit by a bullet over the weekend in the St. Louis. A spokesman for the lawmaker said Bush was not in the vehicle and there was no evidence that she was the specific target of the attack.
“I am touched by everyone who has reached out. Fortunately, no one was harmed.” Bush tweeted on Thursday. “But any act of gun violence shakes your soul. That’s why our movement is working hard to invest in our communities, eradicating the root causes of gun violence, and keeping everyone safe.”
Appearing Thursday afternoon on Fox News, the New York Police Department Sgt. Joseph Imperatrice took aim at what he described as the “crime reduction” policies of the Democratic Party. At one point, Fox News host Griff Jenkins referred to Bush’s car shooting, wondering if such actions would cause “liberal Democratic legislators to support arrest police change their mind” about the policy.
Imperatrice, founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC.
“We need them to understand when the worst can happen to them, and then they can come back and say, ‘Well, maybe that’s a problem. Maybe I need to wake up and do my job and change things for the better,” he added. “I don’t pray any of these people get hurt or harmed, but they need to see with their own eyes how bad the streets really are.”
Jenkins echoed Imperatrice’s disclaimer but offered a similar qualifier. “Joe, of course, we would never want any harm done to any American, let alone a politician with whom we disagree,” said the host. “But the cases we have seen — two carjacking cases, fortunately, everyone is fine — maybe it will change their mind. Who knows?”
Reacting to the exchange on Twitter, Bush noted that Jenkins added a “but” after stating that he didn’t expect lawmakers to get hurt.
“But??? Fox News is really supporting me in the face of violence,” she tweeted. “I will continue to work for justice. All of you stay and be blessed.”
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nypd-cop-tells-fox-news-we-need-dem-lawmakers-to-be-gun-violence-victims?source=articles&via=rss NYPD Police Tell Fox News ‘We Need’ Dem Lawmakers to Be Victims of Gun Violence