Democratic Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was attacked inside her apartment building in Washington, DC on Thursday morning, her office has acknowledged.
On the same day House Republicans voted to oppose the reduced sentences for felons the district is trying to pass, Craig was assaulted by a mugger outside her building’s elevator around 7:30 a.m.
Craig called 911 but the assailant fled.
The attack left Craig bruised, according to his chief of staff Nick Coe.
It came the same day Rep. James Comer’s (R-KY) resolution to block district efforts to implement soft crime laws was passed. He will now head to the Democratic Senate for approval.
The district wants to reduce penalties for felonies and allow misdemeanor cases to be tried by jury.
“These misguided efforts would allow crime to run rampant and disenfranchise American citizens in our nation’s capital,” Comer said. declared on the law that DC hopes to enact.
According to Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), crime runs rampant in the nation’s capital: ssexual violence is up 117 percent, carjackings increased by 86%, pProperty crime is up 26%, and hhomicides increased by 20%:
In Washington, DC:
▪️ Sexual abuse up 117%
▪️Carjackings UP 86%
▪️Property crime up 26%
▪️Homicides UP 20%
Now DC wants a pro-crime penal code that cuts sentences, reduces penalties, and grants misdemeanor cases a jury trial.
— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) February 9, 2023
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