Washington, D.C. on lockdown after a GOP Rep. is involved in this violent crime


Our nation’s capital is becoming more unsafe by the day. Thanks to the Left’s soft-on-crime policies, danger lurks at every corner.

And Washington, D.C. is on lockdown after a GOP Rep. was involved in this violent crime.

On Sunday morning, Rep. Mike Collins (R-GA) announced that a staff member of his as well as a friend were robbed “at gunpoint” in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

“Three men” made up the robbers who attacked Collins’ staffer and friend, according to a post on X from the congressman.

“Early this morning, three men attempted to rob one of my staffers and a friend at gunpoint in Navy Yard. One attacker took a watch, the other took a fist to the face,” Collins said in his X post.

“Our nation’s capital has become a war zone because of pro-criminal policies peddled by D.C.’s government. Thank the good Lord, after fending off the assailants, both young men are safe.”


This latest robbery is part of a growing trend of violent crimes in Washington, D.C. over the years.

In 2023, 5,336 violent crimes occurred. That’s a 39% increase from 2022, when 3,850 violent crimes were committed, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

D.C. also saw 274 homicides occur last year, the highest since 1997.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, however, violent crimes are on the decline by 26% this year.

Democrat lawmakers in the district have been heavily criticized for their soft-on-crime stances that have led to these violent crimes.

But in January of this year, Brooke Pinto, a Democrat councilmember for D.C., brought forth the Secure DC Omnibus bill which is a “historic public safety legislative package with over one hundred interventions that respond to calls from the community to address the unacceptable level of crime and violence undermining safety in the District.”

The bill would allow police officers “to pursue vehicular chases if there is an imminent threat.”

Punishments would be administered for “new felony offenses for endangerment with a firearm and unlawful discarding of firearms and ammunition,” according to Pinto’s legislation.

In March, the bill was signed into law by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D).

And while it is good to see politicians, especially Democrats, taking action on the high amount of crime in Washington, D.C., one question does need to be asked:

Why did the Leftist controlled government in D.C. take so long to do anything about the city’s crime problem?

Collins isn’t the only politician who’s been involved in some way with a violent crime in the nation’s capitol.

Last fall, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was carjacked and held at gunpoint in Washington. Thankfully, he was left relatively unscathed by the incident.

But that may not be the case the next time a crime like that happens near Capitol Hill.

Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.