AOC WINS in New York just hours after claiming crime is DOWN and blasting move to send cops on to the subway – despite violent attacks surging 30% in rotten Big Apple

AOC wins just hours after claiming crime in NYC is DOWN and criticizing decision to put cops on subway platforms – despite violent offenses rising nearly 30%

Democratic Socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won re-election Tuesday after giving an interview where she said crime is down in New York, despite the city’s own statistics showing offenses up nearly 30 percent. Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned with struggling New York Governor Kathy Hochul earlier on Election Day, spoke to radio show The Breakfast Club about the crime problem. ‘A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.’ The left-wing representative – who easily won re-election to a third term in her extremely liberal district – then criticized Mayor Eric Adams and Hochul for putting more police officers on subway platforms, claiming they were responsible for crime on the MTA rising. She said: ‘Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system. So that also tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem.

  • Reelected Democratic Socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said crime is down in New York Tuesday 
  • Ocasio-Cortez spoke to radio show The Breakfast Club about the crime problem 
  • ‘A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators’ are also down 
  • The left-wing rep then criticized the city for putting more police officers on subway platforms, claiming they were responsible for crime on the MTA rising 
  • She said: ‘Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system’ 

Democratic Socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won re-election Tuesday after giving an interview where she said crime is down in New York, despite the city’s own statistics showing offenses up nearly 30 percent.

Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned with struggling New York Governor Kathy Hochul earlier on Election Day, spoke to radio show The Breakfast Club about the crime problem.

‘A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.’

The left-wing representative – who easily won re-election to a third term in her extremely liberal district – then criticized Mayor Eric Adams and Hochul for putting more police officers on subway platforms, claiming they were responsible for crime on the MTA rising.

She said: ‘Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system. So that also tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem.’

Democratic Socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said crime is down in New York Tuesday, despite the city's own statistics showing violent offenses up nearly 30 percent

Democratic Socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said crime is down in New York Tuesday, despite the city’s own statistics showing violent offenses up nearly 30 percent
Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned with struggling New York Governor Kathy Hochul earlier on Election Day, spoke to radio show The Breakfast Club about the crime problem

Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned with struggling New York Governor Kathy Hochul earlier on Election Day, spoke to radio show The Breakfast Club about the crime problem
The left-wing representative then criticized Mayor Eric Adams and Hochul for putting more police officers on subway platforms, claiming they were responsible for crime on the MTA rising

The left-wing representative then criticized Mayor Eric Adams and Hochul for putting more police officers on subway platforms, claiming they were responsible for crime on the MTA rising

In October, Hochul ordered an additional 1,200 overtime shifts per day for police officers to patrol the subway to keep New Yorkers safe.

Overall, crime is up 31.1 percent in New York City as of mid-October, with felony assaults, rapes and robberies all up double digits. Murders are down 14.8 percent and shootings are down 12.5 percent.

As of late October, subway crime is up a whopping 41 percent in New York City, according to CNN.

Hochul was joined by Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday morning in a last ditch attempt to appeal to voters as her advisers and top donors panicked over opponent Lee Zeldin’s sudden surge in the polls.

Both AOC and Hochul are running in today’s midterm elections and Hochul has started early vote with big lead, but Hochul, who inherited the governorship from Andrew Cuomo last year, is facing mounting resistance from Republican Lee Zeldin.

Zeldin’s comeback has spooked Hochul’s donors and advisers, some of whom fear she will pay for ignoring key issues like crime and the economy.

Some told CNBC on Tuesday they are ‘concerned’ about her narrowing lead and fear she has not reassured New Yorkers, many of whom are terrified by the ongoing crime wave across the state and largely in New York City.

Last week, Hochul tried to attract last-minute donations with a $50,000-a-table fundraiser at Manhatta, one of New York City’s glitziest restaurants which sits on the 60th floor of a towering downtown skyscraper.

On Tuesday however, she greeted voters at a polling station in Woodside, Queens, and met with members of the New York Working Families Party.  Earlier in the day, Hochul appealed to voters at diners in Manhattan while Zeldin, her Republican opponent, cast his vote in Mastic Beach.

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