“These people need help. They should be nowhere near power. Unfortunately, at the moment, they run the Democratic Party and all of us are seeing the results of that,” he says.
America’s elites are scrambling to shift blame on the country’s exploding crime rate on the coronavirus, not on their blanket policies to defund the police in major cities, according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
In his opening monologue of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday, Carlson explained how the country’s leaders were blaming the massive crime spike on COVID-19.
“The coronavirus may be global, but rising crime rates are not global,” Carlson said. “Police in Canada reported that crime fell by 18 percent between March and October 2020. In the U.K., crime saw its biggest annual decrease in a decade. In Sweden and Russia, crime dropped too. Even in Mexico, which is in the middle of a drug war, there were fewer homicides in 2020 than there were in 2019. For normal countries, the pandemic meant more Netflix and less killing.”
“But not here. In the United States, the opposite happened,” he added. “A lot of Netflix, even more killings. You’re seeing the data on your screen now; it’s from a nonprofit called The Council on Criminal Justice and researchers at the University of Missouri. It shows the average weekly homicide rate in 21 major cities. Killings spiked in late May, well after the pandemic began.”
“Murders are up 800 percent in Portland, 56 percent in Minneapolis, 27 percent in Los Angeles, 22 percent in New York, and 40 percent in Philadelphia.”
Carlson then blamed Democrat policies of defunding police and releasing violent criminals in the streets in the name of public health on the rising crime.
“So you have to ask yourself, because your life may depend on it, why is this country different from Sweden, Russia, and Mexico?” he asked. “You know the answer. It’s not COVID. It’s that in our country, stupid, malicious people took full control—the Democratic Party took full control of the country—and their policies resulted in a huge number of killings.”
“None of them mean a word of what they say about crime,” Carlson concluded. “They’re just trying to feel like good people in a world that confuses destruction for virtue. These people need help. They should be nowhere near power. Unfortunately, at the moment, they run the Democratic Party and all of us are seeing the results of that.”