Rashida Tlaib defends prison closures – but admits some criminals belong behind bars

Rashida Tlaib defends prison closures – but admits some criminals belong behind bars


Far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib struggled in a recent interview to defend her endorsement of a bill that would shut all federal prisons over 10 years before admitting that she does believe some criminals belong behind bars.

Reporter Jonathan Swan asked Tlaib (D-Mich.) about the BREATHE Act, which was introduced by her and fellow “Squad” member Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) last year, during the sit-down that aired on “Axios on HBO” Sunday night.

The BREATHE Act would cut federal funding to local police and federal agencies and eventually close federal prisons. 

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“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.

“I think that everyone’s like, ‘Oh my

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