White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre connected Wednesday avoided a mobility connected Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's re-election loss and appeared to blasted Republicans successful Congress for nan surge successful crime rates crossed nan country.
During nan regular White House property briefing, Jean-Pierre said she was "going to withhold commenting" connected nan title aft being asked by a newsman astir concerns complete crime rates starring to Lightfoot's loss.
Jean-Pierre went connected to impeach Republicans of taking steps she suggested contributed to rising crime.
"So fto maine conscionable first speak to nan mayor's race. What nan president is committed to moving pinch whomever nan group successful Chicago aliases nan group connected nan ground, whichever, if it's a metropolis aliases state, whomever they take to correspond them," Jean-Pierre said. "So that is nan lawsuit and will proceed to beryllium nan case. And truthful I'm going to withhold commenting connected immoderate circumstantial race."
CHICAGO OUSTS EMBATTLED MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT AS RACE HEADS TO RUNOFF WITHOUT HER
White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre delivers remarks during nan regular property briefing astatine nan White House March 1, 2023, successful Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
She touted what she said were President Biden's accomplishments connected addressing rising crime, including calling for nan recruitment of much constabulary officers and nan telephone to prohibition "assault weapons" but accused Republicans of doing "the opposite" contempt being crisp critics of Democrats' crime policies.
LORI LIGHTFOOT SLAMMED FOR SUGGESTING VOTERS OPPOSE HER BECAUSE SHE'S A BLACK WOMAN IN POWER: HER ‘TIME IS UP’
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left, and her spouse Amy Eshleman activity to supporters during a Women for Lori rally successful Chicago Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
"When you deliberation astir nan COPS program, which is thing that nan president put forward, they person wanted to defund that, to return that away. And if you deliberation astir that, that leads to defunding nan police," Jean-Pierre said. "Just recently, they called connected defunding nan FBI. And you deliberation astir nan separator information funding. They want to return that distant arsenic well."
Crime became a cardinal taxable successful the Chicago race arsenic rates skyrocketed astir nan city, starring to debased support ratings for Lightfoot.
A Chicago Police Department vehicle (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Voting results showed Lightfoot successful a distant 3rd spot pursuing Tuesday's election, meaning she grounded to make nan April 4 runoff betwixt her apical 2 opponents.
Brandon Gillespie is an subordinate editor astatine Fox News. Follow him connected Twitter astatine @brandon_cg.