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The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., said Democrats are to blame for the problems plaguing America, and voters will have to consider that when they go to the polls for the election. November midterm.
Addressing high inflation, illegal immigration and violent crime in a “Fox News Sunday” interview, Emmer said they are all connected by a common thread.
“This election … can be summed up in one word: safety,” Emmer said. “This is about the economic security of Americans, this is about the physical security of Americans.”
Emmer appeared on the show just after Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, DN.Y., was underway. Maloney chose to focus on issues like abortion, saying Democrats are “on a roll.” He didn’t talk much about inflation, the border, or crime, and generally stated that his party was working to solve the problems that Emmer said they created in the first place.
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“You didn’t hear any of that on the economic front because of failed Democrat policies,” Emmer said. “Americans are struggling. They have to make tough decisions every day about groceries and gasoline. And on the safety side, their physical safety, the Democrats’ pro-criminal policies have literally turned our cities into war zones.” .
Regarding crime in particular, Emmer pointed to Maloney’s home state of New York, stating that New York City suffers from a “crime epidemic due to cashless bail” which Maloney himself supports. Addressing illegal immigration, Emmer claimed that cartels were encroaching on the border and exacerbating a fentanyl problem that was threatening the lives of Americans.
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In response to Democrats choosing to focus on abortion, Emmer was unconcerned, saying that if they want that to be their main issue, “good luck trying to defend your extreme position.”
While Maloney claimed that Democrats have momentum in the final months before the midterms, Emmer argued otherwise, pointing to how Democrats have spent millions of dollars in areas that President Biden won handily two years ago.
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“Look, money talks,” Emmer said, “and money paints a gloomy future for Democrats in the midterms.”