a Look at High Murder Rates Rather Than Trekking to NYC
Jordan, one of the many House Republicans outraged by Bragg’s indictment of embattled former President Donald Trump, has decided to take the brewing fight to Bragg’s home turf by interviewing unspecified witnesses at a just-announced hearing in Manhattan on April 17.
A Bragg spokesman called the pending congressional visit a political stunt, telling Bloomberg News that murders in New York City were three times lower than the murder rate in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus, which has a population of approximately 907,000 people, closed out 2022 with 140 murders, according to The Columbus Dispatch, or 15.4 murders per 100,000 citizens. New York City, which has a population of roughly 8.4 million, closed out 2022 with 433 murders, the Wall Street Journal reported, for a murder rate of 5.2 murders per 100,000 citizens.
“If Chairman Jordan truly cared about public safety, he could take a short drive to Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, or Toledo, in his home state, instead of using taxpayer dollars to travel hundreds of miles of his way,” the Bragg aide said.
This is what it takes to get Jordan elected in Ohio.