Fox News host Greg Gutfeld criticized the far-left members of Congress known as “The Squad” — particularly their push to support bail reform and abolish prisons — during Tuesday night’s broadcast of his show “Gutfeld!”
Gutfeld referenced calls for lower bail amounts from self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — which came just after a man who had been released on just $1000 bail had driven his SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least six and injuring numerous others — as well as Jonathan Swan’s “Axios on HBO” interview with Rep. Rashida Tlaib that addressed her position on prison reform and abolition. [The Daily Wire has decided not to name the suspect per its policy against naming the alleged perpetrators of mass casualty incidents. Officials have not yet revealed a motive for the suspected driver.]
“Meanwhile, the squad keeps pushing for abolishing federal prisons and excessive bail,” Gutfeld began. “But to them, excessive bail is any bail at all. It’s crazy, pushing for more bail reform the same day a felon kills five people while out on bail, that’s like pushing for more Wuhan labs after a COVID outbreak.”
“Maybe it’s me but I’m thinking maybe bail should be higher than Hunter Biden on a trip to Peru and maybe certain maniacs shouldn’t be bailed out at all,” Gutfeld continued, pivoting to address Ocasio-Cortez’s comments directly. “On Monday AOC demanded answers on excessive bail. AOC loves demanding answers. Like which designer dress to wear to a gala, or how to fake cry without cutting onions. It’s the serious questions she always gets wrong. Apparently she has not walked the streets of NYC lately, where violent criminals are in and out of jail like Brian Stelter is in and out of Baskin Robbins. She’s good, though, she has more security than the Pope running out at night for a pack of smokes. What she really needs around her is a straitjacket and a padded room.”
Gutfeld then turned his attention to Tlaib, who faced several tough questions — and some pushback over her support for 2020’s BREATHE Act — in her interview with Swan.
“Meanwhile her even dumber cohort Rashida Tlaib tried to explain her support for a bill that would empty prisons,” Gutfeld continued, airing a clip of the interview. “It’s called the BREATHE Act, and if it passes, there will be a lot of innocent people who no longer breathe.”
As The Daily Wire previously reported:
“In 2020, you endorsed the BREATHE Act, which is a series of proposals to transform America’s criminal justice system and create, quote, ‘a roadmap for prison abolition.’ The BREATHE Act proposes emptying federal detention facilities within 10 years. To what extent have you wrestled with any potential downsides of releasing into society every single person who’s currently in a federal prison?” Swan asked.
Tlaib appeared to laugh off the question, saying, “I think everyone’s like, oh my God, we’re going to just release everybody.”
Swan immediately objected: “But that’s what — that’s what the act says.”
Tlaib argued that her main goal was to put an end to mass incarceration but Swan continued to press Tlaib on the issue, pointing out the fact that some of those who would necessarily be released as prisons were abolished were human smugglers and sex traffickers. Her response was that none of that would happen immediately, since the bill provided for emptying and abolishing the prisons after ten years.
“At least she’s not smug,” Gutfeld said sarcastically as the clip ended. “Wow. She makes the cast of ‘The View’ look like a rocket scientists. So remember, [name redacted] killed a bunch of people after being set free weeks ago. That’s a consequence of the Squad’s beliefs.”