U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) was the victim of an armed carjacking in Washington, D.C., a Democrat-controlled city that is among the worst in the nation when it comes to violent crime.
Cuellar was confronted by a trio of thugs outside of his apartment in the Navy Yard area of the nation’s capital at about 9:32 p.m. according to police. He was unharmed from the encounter but his White Honda CHR with Texas plates was stolen and has since been recovered by police.
The incident went down at the intersection of K Street and New Jersey Avenue, SE, mere blocks away from the U.S. Capitol, a scary reminder of the dangerous environment that elected representatives are forced to work in when not in their much safer home districts.
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“As Congressman Cuellar was parking his car this evening, 3 armed assailants approached the Congressman and stole his vehicle. Luckily, he was not harmed and is working with local law enforcement. Thank you to Metro PD and Capitol Police for their swift action and for recovering the Congressman’s vehicle,” said the congressman’s chief of staff Jacob Hochberg in a statement.
The moderate Democrat was accosted by the gun-toting hoodlums outside of a building that houses a number of his fellow members of Congress, Axios reported.
“DC’s Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking that happened around 9:30 p.m. in DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood,” the police said in a statement. “The victim has been identified as a Member of Congress, so the USCP has investigators working with MPD on this case. Injuries were not reported. Detectives are working to track down the suspects.”
According to the D.C. Metropolitan Police, there have been 750 carjackings as of this week with 75 percent of them being incidents involving guns.
“Your car is replaceable, but you’re not. Carjacking is a crime of violence that can be particularly scary. Knowing how to respond in a situation may mean the difference between serious injury or death and walking away unscathed,” the D.C. Metro Police advises. “The crime of ‘carjacking’ — which is stealing a car by force — captures headlines across the country. Statistically speaking, however, your chances of being a victim of carjacking are very slim, and taking preventive measures can reduce that risk even more.”
The MPD advises potential carjacking victims, “If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Don’t argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car! Get away from the area as quickly as possible.”
Cuellar isn’t the first House lawmaker to fall victim to the Democrat-enabled crime wave. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) was carjacked in crime-ridden Philadelphia in 2021 and Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) was assaulted in the elevator of her Washington, D.C. apartment earlier this year.
The terrifying experience gave the 68-year-old Texan a firsthand experience of the consequences of the criminal-coddling policies pushed by members of his own political party that have led to an explosion of crime since the 2020 summer of George Floyd when anti-cop activists got the upper hand.
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