Republican Sen. Rand Paul proclaimed that there is a “day of reckoning” on the horizon for Democrats during an appearance earlier in July on Fox News’s “Hannity,” referring to the rising crime impacting Democrat-run cities that will likely see the party’s voter base turn toward more “law and order” candidates.

Sen. Paul referenced the prosecutorial zeal that has been applied to some of the alleged participants of the January 6th Capitol incident, remarking how those accused of minor offenses are having disproportionate sentences doled out when juxtaposed to those accused of more serious offenses not related to the Capitol incident.

“A woman in her 60s who is getting cancer treatment wanders into the Capitol during all this, wanders out, doesn’t harm anybody, is not involved with violence, and she gets longer in prison than the…people trying to assassinate a candidate get. It’s just amazing what we’re doing and who we’re letting off of this.”

The reference Sen. Paul made regarding “people trying to assassinate a candidate” likely pertains to the recent incident in Perinton, New York, where a man identified as 43-year-old David G. Jakubonis attacked Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin on July 21st while armed with a bladed-keychain.

Jakubonis was reportedly released hours after his arrest, where he was charged with felony attempted assault in the second degree.

Sen. Paul claimed that this sort of lax approach by Democrats leaders in the realm of violent crime will ultimately be their downfall once traditional Democrat voters show up at the ballot box, as they’ll be casting a vote that for either continued lawlessness that’ll likely impact them or voting to restore a semblance of “law and order.”

According to Sen. Paul, these sorts of voters are more likely to ditch the tribalism mentality in favor of going for whoever is going to solve the rampant crime problem.

“But ultimately, there’s going to come a day of reckoning where the people who live in New York City – crime disproportionately affects those in poor neighborhoods and those who are minorities – one day they’re going to rise up and say, ‘We’ve had enough, the Democrats are not protecting our children.’ Kids are dying at the bus stop. Kids are dying on the subway, the Democrats don’t care about your kids. And it continues to happen decade after decade.

“There’s going to be a day that people are going to wake up and say, ‘We’ve have enough, we’re going to vote for law and order,’ and Lee Zeldin is the law and order candidate. So I think there is a chance that people will say, ‘I don’t care – black, white, whatever – I’m not associated with any party, I want a stop to the crime, and we have to put people in jail.’ I think that’s coming.”

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This piece was written by Gregory Hoyt on July 25, 2022. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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