Crime is a problem in America. Almost every major city increased the crime rate in every category. “No Bail” policies, calls to defund the police, and liberal D.A.s are in the crosshairs of citizens’ dissatisfaction.
Subway attacks, violence against Asian Americans, increased drug use, and mass shoplifting mobs are some of the contributing factors in store closings in New York and other major cities.
Chicago crime is the primary reason for four Walmarts to close due to out-of-control shoplifting.
On Monday, April 17, The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing in New York to address violent crime in the city.
Hecklers attending the meeting targeted Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), interrupting him and calling the Representative a “scumbag.”
Schiff questioned the reason for holding the committee meeting in New York rather than Washington, D.C. He accused Republicans of defending former President Donald Trump’s recent charges filed in New York by holding the discussions there.
Order was restored by ranking committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who requested the removal of the heckler from the hearings by Capital Police. The man continued his rant calling the committee members “scumbags.”
Another man at the hearings singled out Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and his lack of prosecuting criminals as the reason for the rise in violent crime in New York City. Bragg brought charges against former President Donald Trump in the Stormy Daniels Hush Money Case.
The heckler confused author and activist Ralph Nader with ranking committee member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), calling Nadler a disgrace to the country. Ralph Nader was a former third-party candidate in the 2000 presidential election. He claims his 97,000 votes gave the election to George Bush over Democrat challenger Al Gore.
Schiff and Nadler used the Nader mistake to deflect and discredit the hecklers saying it was an unfortunate attack on Ralph Nader and that the comments made were out of line, which resulted in laughter from the audience and committee members.