Trey Gowdy Slams ‘Hug-a-Thug’ Liberal Prosecutors

Trey Gowdy

( – Fox News host Trey Gowdy blasted “hug-a-thug” “progressive prosecutors,” warning that “crime is a tax on the poor” but could happen to anyone after two people got shot outside of a New York gubernatorial candidate’s home.

Gowdy, a former US House of Representatives member, commented on the case involving GOP US Rep. Lee Zeldin.

Zeldin is presently running for Governor of New York against Democrat incumbent Kathy Hochul.

Over the weekend, the congressman reported an incident in which two people unknown to his family got shot outside his home while his two teenage daughters were in the house.

Two 17-year-old boys got shot while walking with a third teenager past Zeldin’s house in Shirley, New York.

They were attacked in a drive-by shooting, according to Suffolk County Police, as cited by Fox News.

The wounded teens then took cover in Zeldin’s yard. At the time, the congressman and his wife Diana were not at home, and their daughters were severely scared.

Speaking on “Fox and Friends,” Trey Gowdy, the host of another Fox show, “Sunday Night in America,” blasted the Democrat progressivists for tolerating and stimulating crime.

In his words, the pro-crime Democrat policies are now affecting the large cities and the suburbs.

Gowdy said American communities required actual prosecutors who would crack down on crime rather than “hug-a-thug criminal justice philosophy” DAs.

“The consequences of crime are not just the gunshot victims; it’s everyone who sits and wonders, “Could this be me,” the former GOP US congressman stated.

“The other night at Zeldin’s press conference, a reporter said, ‘Is this the right time to be talking about politics?’ Public safety is the preeminent function of government. So when is NOT the right time to talk about public safety?!” Gowdy wondered.

He insisted that “crime is indeed a tax on the poor.” At the same time, however, more recently, it is starting to affect neighborhoods such as the ones where Rep. Lee Zeldin resides with his family.

“When are folks going to rise up and say, ‘You know what, this is really not a political issue. There’s not a single right that I have that’s going to do me any good if I am dead or if my stuff is taken,'” the Fox News host stated.

“I don’t know when voters are going to wake up and say, ‘You know what? We actually deserve a prosecutor who believes in prosecuting crime and not some hug-a-thug criminal justice philosophy that’s not going to make me safer,” he elaborated.

Gowdy also praised Zeldin for running for governor of Democrat-dominated New York when he could have moved to a Southern state and scored easy electoral wins.

“Zeldin is trying to flip a state, persuade people that they can do better… and he is a former prosecutor. If it could happen to him, it could happen to anybody… Crime doesn’t care who you are!” Gowdy concluded.

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