Crime has exploded in Washington, DC under the watch of failed Mayor Muriel Bowser. As an avid police defunder, Bowser and lax prosecutors have worked to make the streets far less safe for residents. Even Members of Congress and their staffers are falling victim to violent crime like we’ve never witnessed before in this country.
One of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) staffers was recently stabbed by a random crazy person in broad daylight in DC. He almost died. Multiple Representatives in the House have been carjacked, and one was even attacked in her DC-area home. This has never happened before.
The problem is so bad that EMS and firefighters are now unable to make it to emergency calls on time, because there aren’t enough police around to secure the scene in an area. Paramedics will sit around as long as 20 minutes waiting for police to arrive, so that they have some protection available while they do their jobs.
Sadly, most of those first responders who want to get into unsafe neighborhoods and help people during 9-1-1 calls are not allowed to carry personal firearms. They have to wait for the police, which now takes a long time.
During a hearing last week, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) spoke with the DC Deputy Mayor, who seems to have a better head on her shoulders than Bowser, and a paramedic who has to sit around waiting for police to do her job. Watch this video of that exchange in a committee hearing, and Gaetz’s sensible response to this problem at the end…