Crime is the Democrat problem that’s not going away. Progressives claim that if we give out enough free money, people will have no reason to steal. So, they’ve defunded police departments and amped up welfare programs.
Guess what? Crime is only worse in blue cities. Much, much worse.
Yet liberals keep ignoring the problem. They’ve refused to restore funding for police and enforce basic laws. It’s getting so bad in one blue city, voting trends are moving to the right. In the next election, there might be big upsets. So, one Democrat has seen how the wind is changing. And he’s changing too.
From Daily Wire:
Ari Kagan — a city councilman from Brooklyn who represents the 47th district — announced Monday that he is switching parties…
Kagan said crime was one of the main reasons he decided to leave the Democrats…
And on issue after issue every year, every month, I started to feel that it’s not me leaving the Democratic Party, but [the] Democratic Party very quickly started to leave me. Especially on [the] most important issue of the day, public safety.”
Ari Kagan is a city councilman from Brooklyn, New York. And the Democrat has said crime has gotten so bad–and the party so far left–that he is leaving it to become a Republican. It’s pretty rare that we see politicians jumping from one party to another.
But it never seems to happen from Republican to Democrat. It almost always happens the other way. And when politicians switch, they often say the same thing. They aren’t leaving the Democratic Party–but the Democratic Party left them.
Kagan blasted Democrats for moving left so fast nobody could keep up. He is particularly upset that New York Democrats, including Mayor Adams, are ignoring the critical issue of public safety.
Crime has gotten so bad in New York, that voters are moving to the right. In the 2022 midterms, every county in the state shifted hard red. It was such a dramatic move, that even so-called socialist AOC got scared.
Kagan said his own constituents asked him daily when he was going to switch. And it seems he has taken the plunge. We can’t pretend how New Yorkers will vote in 2024. But if Democrats keep neglecting crime, there might be a Virginia-style upset for sure.
- A New York city councilman announced he was leaving the Democratic Party.
- Ari Kagan blasted Democrats for moving far left and neglecting public safety.
- In the 2022 midterms, every county in New York moved to the right.
Source: Daily Wire