Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California suggested in a post on X that “soft on violent-crime prosecutors” are allowing people to endanger children.
He made the comments in response to a news story about an Oakland carjacking. A young child had been in the vehicle when it was taken. Video footage showed an individual emerge from the vehicle with the child and leave the young boy alone outside. The child was later reunited with his mother and the vehicle was recovered.
“My wife and I play these scenarios over in our head all the time. We’ve practiced going out through the back seat to get our kids out of our car if we are carjacked. This is not normal. Soft on violent-crime prosecutors are letting too many dangerous people threaten our kids,” Swalwell tweeted.
The left-wing congressman has been serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than a decade.
“And what political party do those soft on crime prosecutors belong to? Who funds campaigns for them? DEMOCRATS. Your party is behind all of this Eric. For the sake of your family I hope you get a gun and get trained so you can protect them in these far left crime zones,” Robby Starbuck tweeted in response to Swalwell’s post.
“Well, of course I agree, but what party do virtually all of those ‘soft on violent-crime’ prosecutors belong to?” Jeremy Carl wrote to Swalwell.
“Yet again we see that the most predictable outcome in the world is progressive politicians being outraged at the consequences of their own policies and ideology,” Ian Miller wrote.
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