The overall picture of voters’ concerns is becoming more clear as Election Day nears. With the economy and rising crime rates at the top, it is easy to see why.
This is a problem for Democrats, who believed that so-called abortion rights would be front and center in the minds and hearts of Americans long after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June.
After a brief boost in summer polling for Joe Biden’s party, the reality is now that Democrats are facing a new reality. The kitchen table issues, which almost always determine elections, have returned with a vengeance.
We now turn our attention to Washington, D.C., as Gianno Caldwell, Fox News political analyst, asked Republicans and Democrats about the crime crisis, and their thoughts on it.
Caldwell was most frustrated by Democrats, especially House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who gave a new meaning to “sidestep” when Caldwell approached him. He told Caldwell that he wasn’t sure if Caldwell could request a sit-down interview in the near future, because he was going “busy”.
Caldwell approached Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) outside an elevator on Capitol Hill to inquire about the surge in violence across the country. But he was unsuccessful.
Nadler stated, “I am in an eddy right now.”
Caldwell claimed he only wanted to inquire about the crime crisis. But Nadler stated that he could not at the moment and would be “pretty busy” moving forward. He got in the elevator and then left.
Democrat Jerry Nadler repeatedly refused questions about rising crime:
“I’m in a rush.” pic.twitter.com/sJy2HPZgdm
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 6, 2022
This is not what a good look looks like. Unfortunately for Democrats, Nadler was not the only Democrat captured on tape trying to avoid being asked about violent crime issues plaguing predominantly Democrat-run American cities.
This is another issue that Democrats can hide behind, but not for long.
Refusing to answer questions about their positions on public safety issues like bail reform or defunding police is actually a sign that they are not being honest. This comes at a time in which people are rejecting wokeneess, and demand leadership and common sense to ensure the safety and security within their communities.
House Democrats will be hurt in 2020 by a weak reputation for criminality. Even though Nadler may not have anything to fear electorally by playing “avoiding the question”, his coworkers do. This makes his reaction even more stupid. Nadler is not the first to act stupidly.
Republicans in tight races or swing districts would be smart to include clips such as this one of Democrats turning their backs when asked about crime. Because in races where the winning margins will be small, toughing on crime, which the GOP is well-known for, could make a difference.