Corporate-controlled media outlets never ask Jen Psaki or other Democrats real questions.
But there is one exception.
And Fox News forced Jen Psaki to confront an uncomfortable truth that could destroy Democrats in 2022.
Americans are horrified to see videos of smash-and-grab robberies, where mobs invade stores, steal everything in sight, and then immediately flee.
These smash-and-grab robberies are becoming a staple of life in Democrat-run cities, and polling shows that crime is a top issue for voters in 2022.
During Monday’s White House press briefing, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy grilled Jen Psaki, asking her if Joe Biden believed the smash-and-grab robberies were the result of the Left’s push to end cash bail as well as left-wing prosecutors refusing to press charges for crimes like petty theft.
“Do you think it’s possible that big cities are dealing with these smash-and-grab robberies right now, an increase in criminal activity because some prosecutors are too soft on crime?” Doocy asked.
Psaki responded by trying to duck the question, falsely claiming that the pandemic caused the increase in crime.
“We have seen an increase in crime over the course of the pandemic. There are a range of reasons for that. Our focus is on what we can do to address it,” Psaki added. “The president has proposed additional funding in the budget to make sure local police departments and cops have the funding they need. We have also worked directly with police departments in areas where they are seeing the highest impact of the crime, the retail theft of which we have great concern about. That’s what our focus is on currently is action and doing what we can to make sure the funding is out there to the communities that need it the most.”
Doocy pushed back, noting that it did not matter if the administration gave the police more funding if liberal prosecutors were just going to turn around and release criminals back on to the streets.
As an example, Doocy cited a New York City pickpocket who is out free even though he’s been arrested 30 times.
But once again, Psaki deflected.
However, Democrats are going to be forced to confront the reality of increasing crime in America.
After all, 12 Democrat-run cities just set the record for the number of murders in 2021.
There is a direct line between the Left’s anti-police agenda and the increase in crime.
Republicans plan to make this a centerpiece of their 2022 campaign.
And polling data shows it could be a very fruitful line of attack.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.