Garcia: Release of 63,000 Violent Prisoners Idiotic, Dangerous
Smith supported defunding police, now silent on impending release of dangerous criminals

Valencia, CA – Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) today called on the State of California to halt their move to release as many as 63,000 violent felons onto California streets.

“Just when you think California couldn’t enact more idiotic policies, the politicians in Sacramento are now putting children and families in danger by releasing tens of thousands of violent criminals into our communities,” said Garcia. “The state must immediately put a stop to this reckless plan.”

Reports surfaced over the weekend that the state plans to release 63,000 violent felons in order to create “safer prisons.”

“Christy Smith has spent the last several weeks aligning herself with the far-left progressives, even supporting the defunding of the L.A. Police Department last fall, but now she’s curiously silent as her pals in Sacramento prepare to release 63,000 violent criminals into California communities,” said Garcia.

Garcia spent much of the past weekend attending a police appreciation event in Lancaster, once again showing his commitment to supporting local law enforcement officers.


Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.

The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

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