Signal: Rep. Mike Garcia | Enough Is Enough on Rising Crime
“Looting, vandalism, violence, negative nationwide media attention. That is what Los Angeles County is facing because criminals are having a field day in California. But we shouldn’t be surprised when Gov. Gavin Newsom uses COVID-19 as an excuse to implement a zero-bail policy to ensure the perpetrators of most crimes are quickly back on our streets. Making matters worse, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón is refusing to hold criminals accountable and handicapping our police. And to top it off, you have the Defund the Police movement hindering the Los Angeles Police Department, as statistics showed a nearly 200% spike in the homicide rate in 2021.
“Put all this together and it’s the perfect recipe to destroy our communities and rob our neighborhoods of the security our families should be able to count on.
“Keeping our communities safe isn’t a partisan or political issue, but our district attorney is behaving like the Penguin from Gotham City, enabling the criminals time and again. His policies encourage crime, and he has shown little interest in enforcing the law. This is why I have called for Gascón to resign. We need a DA who is more interested in siding with the victim, not the criminal…
“While the politicians in L.A. and Sacramento are setting our officers up for failure, I’m doing everything I can to get our community heroes the resources and support they need. That’s why I was proud to take action, co-sponsoring the Public Safety Enhancement Act of 2021 to combat this crime surge with 100,000 more police officers on our streets in the next five years.
“My stepfather was an L.A. Police Department officer, and I’m honored to represent a community that appreciates our brave men and women who are ready and willing to put their lives on the line to keep our neighborhoods safe…
“Progressive politicians want rising crime and looting to be the new norm across America, but I will continue to fight in Washington and here at home because I know we can’t ever let that happen…”
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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. A first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959, Garcia is a highly decorated US Naval Officer and successful businessman. Born in Granada Hills, he has lived in the 27th 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 new 27th District encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster and Granada Hills. The ethnic breakdown is 44.9% White, 10.6% Black, 9.5% Asian and 33.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.