Jahana Hayes On D.C. Crime Bill

March 9, 2023

Jahana Hayes has responded to the mounting criticism against her vote to support a D.C. crime measure that would reduce penalties for violent criminals.

Her response? The problem with the bill was, “Congress intervening and overturning a local vote.”

The reality is that even locals realized they overplayed their hand. After D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the bill and President Biden indicated his own trepidations about the bill, the D.C. City Council tried to withdraw the bill.  

“This isn’t an issue of local control, it’s an issue of right and wrong. It is wrong that the D.C. Council is putting criminals over the safety of those in the Capital city, and it is wrong that Democrats like Jahana Hayes refuse to be tough on crime.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Savannah Viar


  • Crime in D.C is skyrocketing. On Tuesday night alone, a man was killed, and a 15-year-old boy was injured due to a shootout.
  • This shoot out was one of five that occurred in Tuesday night.
  • There have been 40 recorded homicides this year, a 33 percent increase compared to the same time period of 2022.
  • Crime is up 25% in D.C. overall.