Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who is again seeking reelection at 83, has claimed out of control crime in San Francisco is “confined to a certain part of town.”
Anchor Nicolle Wallace asked Pelosi on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” – “Let’s start with San Francisco, as you know, is my hometown and one of my most favorite places on earth.”
“UC Berkeley grad and a Berkeley native. It does need voices and powerful people in Washington. What is your prescription for helping the city from within? I mean, it is the subject of constant attack segments on conservative media, and the tragedy to me seems they can find enough examples of the most heinous things to say about our beautiful city to further the smears and the attacks. How do you turn San Francisco around?”
“Well, let me just say that these attacks are not unusual from the right. We have The New York Times having a field day about one thing or another in San Francisco, and we wonder about them, too.”
“But nonetheless, the fact is we do have an isolated situation in the downtown San Francisco in the Tenderloin district and the rest,” Pelosi added.
“We have just said to the people that very much concerned about it, if there is crime and violence and drugs, there will be arrests, and that’s the way it is.”
“We’ll come through this very well, but it’s confined to a certain part of town.”
“I wish people would recognize that because our city is beautiful clean, and we’d love for them to visit.”
But what Pelosi appears to be ignoring is the fact that normal San Francisco residents are the ones that are suffering from the high crime rates.
Just last month, the CEO of an iconic retail store in San Francisco warned the deteriorating conditions are making the city “unlivable.”
San Francisco retailer Gumps CEO John Chachas told the host of the Fox program “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that high crime and rampant public drug use are out of hand.
“It’s a sad state of affairs,” Mr. Challas told MacCallum.
“I spoke to a customer today who’s come to us for 50 consecutive Christmases and who won’t come back because the city is in a difficult and awfully dirty condition.”
Meanwhile, Google announced it is moving its technology conference out of San Francisco as the city buckles under high crime and rampant drug use.
According to The Free Beacon, the company will host its Google Cloud Next conference in Las Vegas next year, SFGATE reported.
Google held the conference at the city’s Moscone Center last week, as it had from 2017-2019, for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It had planned to host the 2024 iteration of the conference in San Francisco as well, but it canceled the booking in July. Google declined to give SFGATE a specific reason for pulling the conference out of San Francisco.