As President Biden prepared to visit Chicago days before the midterm elections, Fox News’ Gianno Caldwell, whose younger brother was murdered in the Windy City gun violence epidemic over the summer, called for new leadership to tackle the nation’s crime crisis and an end to the Democrats’ soft-crime policies .
“[With] SAFE-T law in Illinois, second degree homicide is now something you cannot be held on. It’s a tragedy on several levels,” Caldwell said Friday on “Your World” with Neil Cavuto. “And I have to tell you, that has to change. And we need a Republican majority in the House and the Senate to try to get something done.”
After stranding in New Mexico but failing to make it to the US-Mexico border for what would have been his first time as president, Biden traveled to chicago for a Democratic Party office. Few critics thought he would finally tackle the crime wave there and across the country.
“It’s not just a signing issue for me,” Caldwell, a Fox News political analyst, told host Neil Cavuto. “Gallup released a poll indicating that more Americans this year than in the past five decades think crime has increased in their area. And it has and it’s nationwide. You look at the last year in Chicago, crime was the highest in a quarter of a century.”
Caldwell reported that Chicago homicides eclipsed the major cities of New York and Los Angeles – by 250% in the case of the City of Angels.
“With that consideration in mind, why wouldn’t President Biden speak out on an issue that is so important and impacts so many people? This is not a Republican or Democrat problem. It is a problem of humanity. rate,” he added, blaming Democrats’ police defunding policies and bail reform in places like New York and Illinois.
“They have to say, look, we got it wrong. We have to change course, and because they refuse, whether it’s Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, or even the people of the city of Chicago,” he added. .
Caldwell said he expects a Republican resurgence on Election Day that will bring California Congressman Kevin McCarthy to the presidency.
Caldwell said McCarthy personally told him in an interview he will be proactive if he gets the chance.
“That’s why I’m hoping people like Kevin McCarthy will take a direct look at what’s going on with these progressive prosecutors who are getting these people off the hook and going to jail and getting out. the same day and commit more crimes,” he said.
“It’s a multi-faceted approach that needs to happen in order to change the trajectory, for millions of lives on which family lives depend.”