Democrats are openly admitting how gut-wrenchingly awful their plans are.
They are putting dangerous people back on the streets.
Rashida Tlaib made a horrible confession on how she’s helping human traffickers.
This week Feliciano de Jesus Diaz-Martinez was convicted of sex trafficking more than eight individuals, many of whom were minors, through force, fraud and coercion.
While sentencing has not yet happened, he’s facing decades in prison with a maximum of life in prison.
Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is pushing a prison reform that would put Diaz-Martinez and others like him back on the streets.
She brushed off questions asked by Axios’ Jonathan Swan in an interview released Sunday.
“The BREATHE Act proposes emptying federal detention facilities within ten years,” Swan told Tlaib in the interview. “To what extent have you wrestled with any potential downsides of releasing into society every single person who’s currently in a federal prison?”
Tlaib tried to claim that it was a misunderstanding that far-left politicians want to “release everybody,” but Swan pushed back, stating, “But that’s what the act says.”
“Yeah, but did you see how many people are mentally ill that are in prison right now?” Tlaib replied.
“But the act that you endorsed actually says release everyone,” Swan pushed again.
Tlaib shot back, “But in 10 years.”
“Do you mean that you don’t actually support that? Cause you used to endorse the bill,” Swan questioned.
“No, I endorsed the BREATHE Act and looking at federal — the policies and how we incarcerate,” Tlaib clarified.
Swan noted that human traffickers were in the federal prison system.
Tlaib replied, “Oh, I know,” before stating that she doesn’t support all criminals being released.
“Look at who’s in prison now … look at the folks that are mentally ill who have substance abuse problems,” Tlaib said. “Why aren’t you asking me about them? You’re asking me about the … human traffickers and others who should be able to be held accountable.”
Tlaib said that the main objective of the bill is to “get away from mass incarceration.”
She added that she thinks that the prison system is “supposed to be rehabilitation.”
Swan asked Tlaib if she thought everyone could be rehabilitated.
“I don’t think so,” she responded. “I’ve been very clear about that.”
“As somebody that has worked in the legal field and others, I don’t even know if our society would even know how to … rehabilitate every single person that wants to harm people,” she added. “I can tell you that, what’s struggling, for me, is seeing … the statistics about so many people that at a very young that are in there that probably would not have been in there but for the fact they were struggling with mental illness or other issues within their family life.”
Yet while Tlaib has sympathy for people who have been convicted of crimes she doesn’t stop to have compassion for the victims.
The radical Democratic plan of abolishing prisons isn’t kind, it just emboldens criminals.
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