Former New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind blasted progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s denial of recent crime spikes across the country. Hikind said that some of the recent spikes in crime can be attributed to AOC’s support of movements like defunding the police.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“AOC is out of control. I don’t think she’s living on this planet,” he said in an interview with Fox News . “She’s a danger — I really think she’s a danger. These crimes that are being committed — there are real victims out there.”
Hikind called on other members of the Democratic Party to speak out against her.
“She is a disaster for the average American because of her policies and the things she advocates for and the fact that so many Democrats are fearful of her and the radical Left,” he said. “AOC doesn’t care about victims. She cares about the criminal.”
The “Squad” leader recently claimed she doubted reports of rises in smash and grab robberies were actually legitimate.
“A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out,” shesaid. “I believe it’s a Walgreens in California [that] cited it, but the data didn’t back it up.”
AOC failed to reference what actual data she had studied when she made the bizarre claim. Walgreens also released a statement that retail theft is one of the company’s main challenges.