‘Come visit these streets!’ ‘Outnumbered’ explodes when lefty guest claims crime is higher in red states

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A panel on Fox News exploded in protest and there was intense pushback when a liberal guest quoted a leftist think tank, asserting that “crime is higher in red and Republican states more than it is in liberal cities.”

On “Outnumbered” Thursday, guest Jenna Arnold was heavily contested by the other four panelists after she made the claim. She cited the leftist public policy think tank Third Way, which published a report in March that found that in 2020 the “per capita murder rates were 40% higher in states won by Donald Trump than those won by Joe Biden.” That assertion was picked up by Democrats and the media and was splattered everywhere as fact. Many find it hard to believe that the murder rate is higher in Alabama than it is in Chicago.

“I also think we have to look at crime in a really important, inquisitive, and civil way,” Arnold stated during a tense discussion about criminal sentencing.

“If you look at counties and cities and states, crime is higher in red and Republican states more than it is in liberal cities. And so I think we have to stop saying, oh, it’s just this policy by this one governor or mayor, president, and really take a step back and say there are some defendants that want space there, some that don’t. And what policies are and aren’t working,” she asserted, promoting what sounded like deflective propaganda from the left.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry to say in blue cities crime is going up rapidly,” Trump’s former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said as others talked over her.

Arnold went on to list cities such as “Lexington, Kentucky” and “Jacksonville, Florida” as examples of “red” cities where crime is spiraling out of control.

David Webb, who is a SiriusXM Patriot host and a Fox News contributor, went toe to toe with Arnold over her claim.

“Unlike you, I’ve actually interviewed, talked with, reviewed, I don’t know, thousands of cases from the criminal point of view,” Webb clapped back.

“I have watched many cities regardless of red or blue. The criminal doesn’t look and say this a Republican or Democrat victim. The criminal doesn’t care how they register. They’re a criminal,” he schooled the liberal guest.

“But the victim has a right and the victim has a right regardless,” Webb stated before shredding progressive DAs over sentencing guidelines. “It’s emboldened [criminals], and you’re seeing the rise in crime because criminals are now realizing they’re more in control of the system. It’s irrespective of red or blue, and it is a farce to sit here and detract just to red or blue,” he posited.

McEnany jumped back in to take another swing at Arnold and connected.

“No, it is not devoid from policy. The policies being put forward, they’re not just crazy blue policies anymore. They are anti-victim. We are in a place where the Democrat Party has become anti-victim, anti-police, pro-criminal, and we’re living in the lawlessness of New York City. You don’t believe me? Just come visit these streets,” McEnany challenged Arnold.

“Wow. There’s so much to start with,” host Harris Faulkner commented.

“I do want to hit the statistics about Democrat-led cities and how dangerous it is right now in many of them. I want to hit that. I want to hit it hard,” she declared.

Harris proceeded to put Arnold in her seat over crime in liberal cities.

“In Chicago, we saw 55 people get shot and in one weekend, that’s what we learned. And then a few days later, we found out the number was 70,” Harris reported.

“Okay. I mean, it is exhausting to think that we aren’t going to be honest about the rise in violent crime in Democrat-led cities. So we can cherry-pick where crime is rising in other lanes and in other categories. But let’s be real about the fact that, that’s the category we care most about,” she said.

“And you do have a friend, me, and I don’t talk about the stalker who tried to kill me. I don’t talk about it because it’s a really low place. But the first thing he did when he got out was look for me,” the host recounted.

“And if they hadn’t told me, I don’t know that I would be here. That was a lot of years ago now. I partially don’t talk about it because I don’t want my girls to concentrate on it. It is reprehensible to consider not giving us a heads up as crime victims. And I don’t think that it is just bad policy. I think what we’re seeing now is a collection of the world’s only heart donors,” she continued. “And we can’t tolerate that in a system that requires law and order.”

She wrapped it up by admonishing Arnold to look deeper than one leftist source and to list where she got the information.

“So tonight, I respect what you have read and what you’re looking at. But as a violent crime victim, I have to tell you, I want you to read more and read deeper,” Harris advised Arnold.

“And when you quote those facts, bring your attribution, because some of it is, some of us have lived it,” she lectured the leftist.

“Thank you for sharing that story, Harris. I’m happy to provide the facts later. The source, it was Third Wave,” Arnold replied.

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