Former congressman Trey Gowdy has dropped the hammer on Democrats who are still pushing for criminal bail reform after the tragic murders at the Wisconsin parade that left six people dead and dozens more injured.
Gowdy took issue with why Darrell Brooks, a violent convicted felon, was allowed to post a $1,000 bond in Milwaukee County just days before he killed multiple people, including a child.
“Last Sunday night in Wisconsin it was not Santa Claus coming down the parade route,” Gowdy said.
“He is not a career criminal on bond. It was Darrell Brooks Jr., a lifelong criminal who has been hurting people for most of his life.
“He was on the sex offender registry out on bond again, running over parents, grandparents and children.
“This night of joy in Wisconsin ended with agonizing grief.
“That grief quickly turned to anger because Darrell Brooks Jr. never should have been driving last Sunday night, he should have been in jail.
“Now 6 body bags later, prosecutors finally can see, that bond was too low.
“We already know that, now after 6 people are dead, and dozens more injured, you set the bond at $5 million.
“So what is different now?
“He was a career criminal before he killed 6 people at a Christmas parade, we don’t need a prosecutor to react after there are 6 bodies laying on a parade route.
“We need them to prioritize public safety beforehand.
“If you think that $1,000 was the right bond amount for a career offender who ran someone in early November so he could be out of jail in time to run over dozens of people at a Christmas parade, then say so, just make sure you say it loud enough where we can hear you,” Gowdy said of DEms like AOC who are still pushing bail reform.
“And then the rest of us need to remember for all Novembers to come to make sure the criminal sympathizers and apologists masquerading as politicians and policymakers are never to influence policy again in this country.”
Addressing the underlying problem in the case of Brooks’ low bail: https://t.co/H9rtHWkQQY
— Kozie Smith Bartow ???? (@Stonesdoor) November 29, 2021