(PresidentialInsider.com)- While smash-and-grab robberies become an epidemic in Democrat-run cities, especially in San Francisco and Chicago, leaving many major retailers to pull up stakes and flee, the ridiculous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently suggested that these retail thefts are a hoax.
In an interview with the Washington Times, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the “allegations of organized retail theft” weren’t “panning out.” She accused retailer Walgreens of lying about the extent of retail theft at their stores, arguing “the data didn’t back it up.”
What data? She never says.
So, despite countless examples of security footage showing masses of people smashing display cases and making off with expensive booty, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Americans to stop believing their lying eyes and believe her so-called “data” instead.
During her press briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Jen Psaki took a back-handed shot at Ocasio-Cortez, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, when she was asked to respond to the dimwitted Congresswoman’s kooky remarks.
A reporter brought up Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently blaming retailers for the spate of smash-and-grab robberies. Lightfoot said she was disappointed with retail businesses for not providing enough security personnel and cameras, and refusing to chain up high-end merchandise.
The reporter mentioned Ocasio-Cortez’s comments and asked Psaki if the President believes that organized retail theft is actually happening.
Psaki dismissed AOC’s kooky conspiracy with a four-word response: “Well, we don’t agree.”
Psaki then defended the administration’s actions in combatting the rise in crime, arguing that their work with the DOJ, the FBI, and federal law enforcement proves that they take the problem seriously.
She said the president and his administration are “longtime advocates” of the COPS program and President Biden is providing financial assistance to get 50 more police officers hired in San Francisco and another 20 hired in Los Angeles.
Yeah, twenty or fifty extra cops should definitely make all the difference.
Watch the exchange:
.@JacquiHeinrich: AOC has "doubted" that a rise in smash-and-grab robberies are actually happening, so "does [Biden] believe that organized retail theft is really happening & should it be on the stores themselves to take action to prevent it?"
Psaki: "Well, we don't agree." pic.twitter.com/kzuQqV0PU0
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 7, 2021