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Schumer, Democrats Run From Fox News Reporter Asking About Crime

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Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, ran from a reporter when questioned about the rising crime nationwide.

Fox News reporter Gianno Caldwell confronted each of them individually, as well as some Republicans.

Each of the Republicans answered his questions, but the Democrats appeared to want no part of it.

When he approached Sen. Schumer he the Majority Leader simply got in his car.

“Senator, any reaction to the crime crisis in America?” he said. “Crime is up, sir. There’s a crisis. You have any reaction? You’re a leader, I would think that you would have a reaction to what’s going on in the country.”

“Thank you,” the senator responded as he got in his car.

He confronted New York Rep. Jerry Nadler near some elevators but the representative said he was “in a rush right now.”

“We just want to talk about the crisis that is impacting our country with crime across the nation,” the reporter said as the representative got on an elevator and attempted to avoid the camera.

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“I can’t do it now,” the representative said.

“Congressman Nadler, can we set up a meeting with your office and have a discussion?” the reporter said.

“Uh,” the representative said. “Maybe. I’m going to be pretty busy.”

When he confronted Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on it she would not answer him.

“Any reaction to rising crime in America?” the reporter said as the representative stayed silent.

“You supported the defund the police movement that led to a rise in crime,” he said. “Do you have any reaction? Any reaction? No reaction? It impacts your citizens.”

But again, she did not respond.

But Democrat Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley may have had the most ridiculous response.

“Any reaction to the rise in violent crime across the country which is impacting students?” he said.

“I mean our work on student cancellation is a direct response to what I would consider to be policy violence,” she said.

The issue is a personal one as, in June, Caldwell shared tragic news over the weekend that his younger brother was shot and killed in Chicago.

It was an issue he tore into Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about in July.

“What I’m looking for right now is details from the police to discover who it was that murdered my brother,” Caldwell, a Chicago native, told Fox News Digital. “My baby brother never had a chance.”

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In a scathing commentary on Saturday, Fox News host Lawrence Jones, who often partners with Caldwell on-air, said Lightfoot and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the latter a George Soros-financed Democrat, bear much of the blame.

“What’s going on in Chicago right now is unacceptable and everybody knows it. Families deserve answers and they deserve action,” he said.

He went on to note that those who should be solving the city’s problems are ignoring the bloodshed while going on to call out Lightfoot personally.

“Unfortunately, the city’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, is preparing to flee the scene of the crime. Lightfoot is spending her city’s taxpayer funds to travel to London and Paris to promote the economic prosperity of her state. But the mayor doesn’t understand there is no pursuit of happiness without life.

“Meanwhile, the county D.A., Kim Foxx, may have a domestic violence case,” he said.

Jones noted that the issue is not race because Lightfoot and Foxx, like him, are black.

“We are being let down by people that look like us, that say they care about us. But when we need a hero, they are nowhere to be found unless it’s election time. These kids that are being slaughtered every day won’t get the chance to vote. So the big question is: When will it end?” he said.

In an interview with Jones on Saturday, the day of his brother’s funeral, Caldwell said his brother is not alone, according to Fox News.

“My baby brother Christian didn’t deserve this. Not at all. But there are countless victims in Chicago who also don’t deserve this. Who, we don’t even know their names. I’m only here talking to you, and as much as I love you, brother, I would rather not be in front of this camera, right in front of the church that we’re going to bury my baby brother,” he said.

“But I’m still praying. Believe in God for justice, because I know the guy that I serve is a God of justice, 100 percent,” he said.

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