With Election Day approaching, the general picture of what voters are worried about is coming into clear focus, including the state of the economy and the rising crime rates have ranked among the top of the list.
This is a huge issue for Democrats who believed that “abortion rights” would be prominent in the minds and hearts of the American electorate long after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade back in June.
However, after a short summer polling increase for Biden's party, the reality has surprised Democrats yet again, as the normal issues that typically determine the outcome of elections have come back to the forefront.
With this in mind, Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell, asked Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C. questions about the current crime epidemic and their views about the situation. Caldwell’s brother died in a shooting incident in July.
There were Democrats who Caldwell had the greatest difficulty getting answers from, such as House Judicial chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who gave a new meaning to “sidestep” when approached by Caldwell. At one point, he told Caldwell that he didn't know whether he was able to allow Caldwell an interview soon due to the fact that he was “busy”:
Caldwell confronted Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., outside a Capitol Hill elevator to ask him about the nationwide surge in violence, but had little luck.
“I am in a rush right now,” Nadler said.
Caldwell insisted he just wanted to ask him about the crime crisis, but Nadler said he couldn’t at the moment and would be “pretty busy” moving forward. He then got into the elevator and left.
That’s not a great image whatsoever. Unfortunately, Nadler wasn't the only Democrat who was caught on video in a bid to avoid being asked about the violence issues which plague many Democratic-run towns across America.
This is another issue that Democrats can evade any time they wish, however they can’t avoid entirely.
Actually, refusing to respond when asked about their views on matters of public safety such as bail reform and the defunding of the police force, two of them top priorities in the minds of Democrats in recent years, makes them appear worse at a time that people are rejecting woke ideas and demanding clear direction and common sense in regards to safety for their families and communities.
A reputation for being soft on crime is a factor that hurt House Democrats during the 2020 election. While Nadler probably doesn't have anything to be concerned electorally speaking in his game of “avoid the question,” his peers do, and that makes the way Nadler reacted particularly foolish for him. It's not something uncommon for Nadler.
Republicans who live in swing districts or are in tight races other places should include such clips of Democrats being insensitive and refusing to answer concerns about crime in their advertisements, since in races where margins are likely to be tight either way, by being hard on crime—which is something that the GOP is well-known for—may be a key to determining the outcome.