AOC's laughable attempt to blame crime on Republican governors

But of course, there’s this: On what plane of existence is a governor more responsible for city crime rates than that city’s mayor? No points will be awarded for the correct response.

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For context, this is the list of deadliest cities: St. Louis, Baltimore, Birmingham, Detroit, Dayton, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Kansas City, Memphis, and Cleveland.

Every single one of them has a Democratic mayor.

It is city policies — and of course the actions of murderous individuals — that are most responsible for the crime wave. Restrained deployment of police is a local decision. Lax prosecution by DAs is a local decision. San Francisco voters did not give Chesa Boudin the boot because they were mad at Governor Gavin Newsom, who survived his recall.

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