“How much more out of touch can the Biden administration be? Crime is happening in Americans’ daily lives all across America. Thousands of people a year are being murdered. Violent crime has increased for two years with no signs of slowing. The administration’s plan to fix the violent crime spike … won’t seriously reduce violent crime. It focuses on issues that make up only a tiny fraction of violent crime or don’t contribute to it at all,” Grassley said.
Yesterday, Grassley spoke to local law enforcement officers at the Major County Sheriffs of America Conference with a clear message: Their leadership is appreciated – and needed – now more than ever. He pledged that he would continue to “champion efforts to combat violent crime and support law enforcement.”
As ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley has been an outspoken critic of the Biden administration’s lackluster approach to addressing violent crime. In December, Grassley led his Republican colleagues on the committee in calling for a full hearing
on the rise in violent crime across the country. And in a Judiciary Committee hearing this morning, he once again called on
Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to immediately hold a hearing on the rise in violent crime.