Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has slammed Democratic District Attorney’s for rising crime rates in big cities across the country, and said ‘civilization will break down’ if it continues to spiral.
Gingrich appeared on John Catsimatidis’ WABC radio show on Sunday and spoke about how to deal with the out-of-control crime and cited cities such as New York and Chicago as places that need change.
‘When you have the level of crime you have in New York or Chicago or in Atlanta, all of a sudden you begin to realize we have to do something,’ he said.
Violent crime rates in major cities grew by 4.4 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2021, mostly due to sharp rises in the rates for robberies (13 percent) and aggravated assaults (2.6 percent).
‘People are going to begin to realize you have to change the district attorneys, and you have to hire enough police, and you have to enforce the law,’ said Gingrich. ‘Otherwise, civilization will…