How in the world are they rationalizing this?
Its scary to see just how little these people read before they endorse the bills they pass.
In a new interview which has sparked immediate backlash, member of “The Squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., was recently grilled about a bill she voted in favor of that would END prison time for everyone in the next 10 years that are currently locked up.
Yes, Rep. Tlaib actually voted in favor of a bill that would release everyone currently in prison.
According to Fox, in an interview with HBO’s Jonathan Swan, Rep. Tlaib was asked about the BREATHE Act, which she endorsed, that would demand the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services to abolish prison time and includes the “full decarceration of federal detention facilities within 10 years” along with more insane ideas.
Swan asked Tlaib, “To what extent have you wrestled with releasing any potential downsides of releasing into society every single person who currently is in a federal prison?”
Tlaib smugly replied, “Yeah, I think that everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, we’re going to just release everybody. That’s not what I’m—”
“That’s what the act says,” Swan loudly fired back at Tlaib.
“Yeah, but did you see how many people are mentally ill that are in prison right now,” Tlaib replied.
“No, I know,” Swan responded. “But the act you endorsed actually says release everyone in 10 years. … There are like, human traffickers, child sex [predators]. Do you mean that you don’t actually support that? Because you endorsed the bill.”
Tlaib who knew how ridiculous she looked then started talking about people in jail who are mentally ill.
.@jonathanvswan presses Rep. Tlaib on backing a bill to end federal prisons: To what extent have you wrestled w/ potential downsides?
Tlaib: I think everyone’s like, oh my god, we’re going to just release everybody.
Swan: But the act you endorsed actually says release everyone pic.twitter.com/ZBX3T9wxQy
— Axios (@axios) November 22, 2021
Absolutely unbelievable. Who on earth put these people in Congress?