Pennsylvania mom who lost daughter to fentanyl blasts Fetterman, soft-on-crime Dems: ‘Totally outrageous’

Following the loss of her daughter to fentanyl poisoning, a Pennsylvania mother is blasting Democrats’ criminal justice reform as too soft on perps, calling crime policies “unacceptable” and “insulting.”

On Tuesday’s “Fox and Friends First,” Leslie Holt targeted Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman for dismissing the gravity of the crime crisis and warned voters of the danger of his lax policies.

“This is really not a message just for John Fetterman,” Holt told co-host Todd Piro. “What I’m speaking to are the moms, the families who have lost their kids to fentanyl poisoning, and anyone, regardless of whether it’s John Fetterman or any other politician who is running it, they have to realize that victims’ rights, my rights as a parent, my daughter’s right to be alive is not something that you can just blithely push away.”

Fetterman, who is running against Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, has shocked voters with his liberal far-left stance on crime, throwing his support behind Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Kasner, a George Soros-supported contender, has failed abysmally in Philly as violent crime statistics surge.

“It is totally outrageous that, frankly, we even have to have this discussion because it is so hard, as I said, to prosecute these cases,” Holt said. “What we as families go through … to get a murderer behind bars is excruciating, along with the pain that we’re already experiencing.”

Oz, who has the support of former President Donald Trump, has taken advantage of Fetterman’s crime policy to narrow the lead his opponent once enjoyed.

“Over the past two years – under the Joe Biden and John Fetterman agenda, violent crime has surged in our communities,” Dr. Oz wrote in a Fox News op-ed. “Just last year, Philadelphia broke its all-time homicide record with 562 deaths, and is maintaining that pace so far this year with more than 400 homicides and over 1,000 carjackings for the first time ever.”

Crime is an issue top of mind for voters, as evidenced by a recent CBS poll putting Fettemn at only a two-point lead compared to five one month ago.

“To the extent there is attitudinal change, it’s partly driven by more Republicans ‘coming home’ toward Dr. Mehmet Oz: the percentage of Republicans saying they’d vote for their nominee is up to 94% from 87% last month,” CBS reported, as the Lieutenant Governor and television personality prepare for their first and only debate. “In Tuesday night’s debate, the economy, gas prices, crime and abortion are among top issues people want to hear about — and most don’t think it is important to hear about Fetterman’s health or Oz’s residency.”

Fetterman has blamed his loss of momentum on a recent stroke “blown out of proportion by the GOP.” Having difficulty finding words and blundering through interviews has left voters concerned about his fitness for office but that isn’t what has turned the tide for Oz. Voters are resonating with the message that Fetterman’s crime policies are “unacceptable” and “insulting.”

“For John Fetterman to say we are going to make it easier for people who take other people’s lives to get out of jail, that’s unacceptable,” Holt said. “For John Fetterman or any politician at this point to say to families across the country that we need to let more people out of prison is just so insulting.”



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