There’s one key policy that’s absolutely crushing everyday Americans.
It’s gotten so bad that even Democrats can’t keep ignoring it.
And one Democrat who’s switching parties revealed the horrific failure that led to this decision.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is bailing on the Democrat Party due to their soft approach on crime and the attempts to “defund the police.”
Johnson, in an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with host Shannon Bream, was asked whether the Democrats’ crime polices were a factor in him choosing to switch parties.
“What I’ve seen across the country, too often I think that Democrats primarily is what I’m talking about because that’s who controls most of the major cities in this country – 75 of the top 100 cities in the country are run by Democrats – the problem has become that Democrats were not willing, I think, to say that violent crime is a problem in their city and that it’s a problem that they could actually do something about,” Johnson said.
“In Dallas, I dug in pretty firmly against this whole idea of defunding the police and I said, ‘We’re gonna do things differently here,’ and we’ve had different results,” Johnson told Bream.
Johnson also dismissed the critique of one Democrat City Council member who tried to claim that Dallas was one of the safest large cities in America.
“We were all Democrats at the time,” the Mayor said.
“It was always a challenge and there were reasons why we had a lot of disagreements, there was a lot of coverage for a long time about a lot of the arguments and a lot of the debates that happened around Dallas City Hall around how we need to respond to requests to defund our police.”
Johnson added that the City Council did propose amendments to defund its police department, although he also noted that the measures proposed were “largely symbolical.”
In September, Johnson announced his switch to the Republican Party in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.
“This is hardly a red wave. But it is clear that the nation and its cities have reached a time for choosing,” Johnson wrote. “And the overwhelming majority of Americans who call our cities home deserve to have real choices—not ‘progressive’ echo chambers—at city hall.”
“The future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order and practice fiscal conservatism,” Johnson added.
“Our cities desperately need the genuine commitment to these principles (as opposed to the inconsistent, poll-driven commitment of many Democrats) that has long been a defining characteristic of the GOP.”
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