House “First Step Act” is Weak on Crime

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from Conservative Review:

GOP Sens meet with Trump to get him to support weak-on-crime laws

You can’t make this stuff up. The president criticizes the Koch brothers for their stance on crime and immigration. He then peppers every one of his candidate endorsements with an assessment of that candidate’s views on crime. Clearly, the president is the only one who even focuses on this issue. Good for him. But thanks to jailbreak Jared Kushner, Trump is getting sucked into one of the Koch’s biggest priorities – passing a bill that will retroactively release a number of violent drug traffickers and criminal aliens from federal prison…during a time when we’re experiencing one of the worst drug crises in our history!

Today, a group of senators committed to reducing the prison population at all costs instead of reducing crime are convincing Trump to support a last-minute push for the Senate to pass the House-passed “FIRST Step” Act. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Mike Lee, R-Utah were reportedly headed to the White House for discussions this afternoon.

As we explained in a series of articles a few months ago (herehere, and here), this is a bill that is misleadingly sold as reforming conditions inside of prisons, but it in fact is an early release bill built on lies and obfuscations. The worst firearm’s felons and drug traffickers, including heroin and fentanyl dealers, will have numerous avenues for early release. This bill truly violates the essence of Trump’s MAGA agenda on crime, drugs, illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and funding of terrorism. In supporting this bill, Trump is helping all the forces aligned against him and his campaign agenda on an issue that lies at the nexus of the opioid crisis, crime, borders, and funding of international crime and terror.

Kushner is getting Trump to veer from his Reaganesque view on crime and drug traffickers into the Van Jones-Kardashian camp where he has teamed up with them to push their anarchist prison reduction agenda. California has already passed such laws with disastrous effects, and these senators want to take this a step further and start early release programs for juvenile murderers.

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